My blog contains a large number of posts. A few are included in various other publications, or as attached stories and chronicles in my emails; many more are found on loose leaves, while some are written carelessly in margins and blank spaces of my notebooks. Of the last sort most are nonsense, now often unintelligible even when legible, or half-remembered fragments. Enjoy responsibly.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

If you can find money to kill people, you can find money to help people.

We are currently approaching ½ trillion dollars in direct costs of the Iraq war. The pentagon current estimates are that by the time that we leave Iraq, we will have spent 2 trillion dollars. With that money we could have bought each of the 300 million people living in the US:

Three 60” HTDV’s, or

New Harley Sportser, or

One semester at Harvard, or

High speed internet for 100 years, or

We could have paid for every single US citizen’s health care for 10 years.

So if we can find the money to kill people, why can’t we find the money to help them?

Are we just too tired and beat-down to do anything about it?

It's your money, how do you want it spent?

Whatcha gonna do about it?



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