You've probably heard the media talking about the impending terrorist attack, but here's what they aren't telling you.
Fear is a powerful motivator. When faced with imminent death, real or imagined, even the laziest and most out of shape couch potatoes find it in them to sprint to safety.
Fear isn't nearly as effective as desire for tasks that require intelligence, like drawing a picture or writing software, but for low level, fight or flight reactions that don't require much reflection, like getting a nation to go to war for example, fear gets the job done.
We have more in common with the Iraqi people than we do with the billionaires who send us to war.