See if you want to read past the first line of NYT columnist Nick Kristof's latest:
Hmmm. You think it’s a coincidence? Costa Rica is one of the very few countries to have abolished its army, and it’s also arguably the happiest nation on earth.
Riiiiiighhhhtt. It's like John Lennon's "Imagine" is the template for liberal foreign policy. Is this supposed to be provocative somehow, because a good many readers probably won't get past the rank stupidity. I'd like to think that a few years back when Kristof was watching the smoldering wreckage of the World Trade Center from the Times building in midtown Manhattan, the first thought going through his head was not, "You know, we'd all be happier if we had no army right now..."