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
"Someone had blundered"
Looking at the disastrous and pointless waste of American lives in Iraq, Senator Robert C. Byrd recalls Tennyson's summary of The Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava, 1864, in his speech on the Senate floor yesterday, here called The Exit Door.