Tuesday, June 20, 2006


$300 billion. That is the cost thus far for the "war" in Iraq. What a tragedy. This got me thinking about what our country could've and should've spent that money on. Here are some things that I found after searching on the 'net:

*we could've paid for 38 million kids enrollment in the Head Start program.

*we could've fully funded global anti-hunger efforts for 12 years.

*we could've hired an additional 5 million public school teachers for a year.

*we could've fully funded world-wide AIDS programs for 28 years!

*we could've ensured that every child in the world was given basic immunizations for 96 years.

*we could've provided 14 million students four-year scholarships at public universities.

Instead of using the money towards worthwhile things like those I've mentioned, we are wasting it on the "war on terrorism".

What do we have for our $300 billion?

-2,500 dead kids.
-no control over the region
-no end in sight
-loss of respect and/or credibility on the world stage
-a nation no safer than it was prior to 9/11

What a waste.

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