September 13, 2012

EXCEPT THAT...:

What If 9/11 Had Never Happened? (Niall Ferguson Sep 4, 2011, Newsweek)

[L]et's play a game like the one my friends at the Muzzy Lane software company are currently designing, which has the working title "New World Disorder." The game simulates the complex interaction of economics, politics, and international relations, allowing us to replay the past.

Let's start in January 2001 and thwart the 9/11 attacks by having Condi Rice and Paul Wolfowitz heed Richard Clarke's warnings about Al Qaeda. The game starts off well. Al -Qaeda is preemptively decapitated, its leaders rounded up in a series of covert operations and left to the tender mercies of their home governments. President Bush gets to focus on tax cuts, his first love.


...Saddam was never going to survive W's presidency, for exactly the same reason that taxes were going to be cut.

Posted by at September 13, 2012 5:27 AM
  

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