On April 9, 2003, Lieutenant Colonel Bryan McCoy, commander of the 3rd Battalion 4th Marines, awoke at a military base captured from the Iraqis a few miles from the center of Baghdad, which was still…
"It's funny to say that because I'll often get a lot of pushback and they'll say, 'No, no, no. There are all these people who are being empowered by all this stuff on the Internet that's free', and I'll say, 'Well, show me. Where's all the wealth? Where's the new middle class of people who are doing this?' They don't exist. They just aren't there. We're losing the middle class, and we should be saving it. We should be strengthening it."