Technological illiterates and WMD:

‘And so a fashionably technologically illiterate groupthink replaces reason in the corridors of power. Questioning the existence of Iraqi WMD at the Pentagon in mid-March 2003 was a good way to get yourself called “French”, even though the whole idea of WMD production by Iraq had become technologically preposterous.’

— Jonathan Larson, author of Elegant Technology, Asia Times [via walker]