Strange (and Expensive) Bird
A review of Richard Whittle's new book The Dream Machine: The Untold History of the Notorious V-22 Osprey
Writes Matthew Continetti:
What makes "The Dream Machine" interesting is the light it sheds on Washington's "permanent government," the lobbyists and consultants and bureaucrats and contractors who sometimes seem to live in a different universe from the rest of us. One of the lessons of Whittle's book is that no one misses a chance to swim in the giant pool of money and power that is the nation's capital, where the defense industry is the biggest fish of all.UPDATE: Richard Whittle alerts us that he was on the Jon Stewart show hawking his book a few months ago. Here's that clip. (Say what you will about Stewart's politics, he gives and gets good interview.)
As long as Marines in combat are happy with the Osprey, we might as well be happy too. Of course, even if the Marines weren't happy, something tells me the dream machine would still find a way to fly.
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