Alert reader points out:
hahaha, they don't show the dead on tv! It's bad for Homeland morale
At the iowablog they are having a far more articulate conversation about the casus belli than I could. (I don't read The Economist; it's expensive.) My head is in the sand and I am taking my pills.
We all have that image from the 1950s of everyone playing cowboys and Indians, but during the Depression, kids were absolutely mad for Treasure Island," explains Askew. "In a depressed economy, when our society is growing simultaneously more prone to, and more afraid of, violence, pirates offer a release valve, an inoculation if you will. It's a way to engage in fantasies of exploitation, exploration, and violence at a safe distance."