If We Weren’t Quagmired in Iraqistan…
You remember the scene from “It’s a Wonderful Life” — George Bailey is about to commit suicide when his Guardian Angel shows him all of the lives he’s touched and how different the town would have been without George Bailey.
In a perverse variation on that scene: Imagine what a different country this would be if we weren’t spending $9.7 billion per month in Iraq and Afghanistan. The total cost of both wars is $3.7 trillion, and that’s a low estimate. That’s $12,000 for each American.
Do you think YOUR $12,000 was well spent? Did you get your money’s worth?
With our deteriorating public “education” system, crumbling infrastructure, firefighters and police officers being laid off for lack of funding — surely there would’ve been a better use for that $3.7 trillion.
In other news: Sorry, all you New Age hippies who keep daydreaming about wind energy and solar power — Wind power is NOT a feasible energy source. This has been proven in a study funded by the Koch Brothers. Whew! The Kochsuckers’ oil empire is still safe.
In a related story, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has concluded — after an exhaustive study — that vegetarians are all a bunch of pencilneck sissies.