Sympathy for the devils

Swap Washington DC for Chicago and I think we’ve got a deal:

How many Americans are willing to see New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles all disappear in nuclear mushroom clouds, rather than surrender to whatever outrageous demands the terrorists make?

I suspect Thomas Sowell has absolutely no idea how many Americans would be delighted to see certain cities vanish from history. Sowell hasn’t shed any tears over the bombing of Baghdad, so why should anyone who isn’t a New Yorker or Los Angelene mind if those central sources of American decline are flattened? In fact, if we accept the assertions of the mainstream economists, their destruction and reconstruction would be a most excellent thing given the apparent dearth of large-scale stimulus projects.