Regardless – it was impossible to know at the time how utterly useless the great mass of people inhabiting the Middle East was (and still is) – the man was quite perceptive having created The Unified Theory of Left-Wing Causes:
Isn’t it interesting that no matter what the current global crisis is, according to leftists, the solution is always the same: a benevolent world dictatorship of the enlightened elite, and mass transfer of wealth from rich nations to poor nations.
That’s what they want to do about global warming. It’s what they wanted to do about overpopulation. It’s what they wanted to do about endangered species.