We destroy the beauty of the countryside because the un-appropriated splendors of nature have no economic value. We are capable of shutting off the sun and the stars because they do not pay a dividend. — John Maynard Keynes
In case you had any doubt about presidential inaction
Recommended, from TomPaine.com: Decoding The PDB by Larry C. Johnson. A former CIA analyst—with dozens of PDBs under his belt—looks at whether Bush and Condi were asleep at the switch.