Within hours of the first bombs being dropped over Baghdad, the Dow Jones average on the New York Stock Exchange shot up over one hundred points — the largest one-day gain in many years. But did any of you notice on the Eleven-O-Clock News that the traders on the floor of the Exchange were cheering the day’s events as though their favorite football team had just scored the winning touchdown in the Super Bowl?
The country had just gone to war and they were deliriously happy. Apparently, for them that day, war had a positive impact on their bottom line.
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