posted on May, 30 2010 @ 11:13 AM
The more I thought about this, it dawned on me that those words out of Bush's mouth were spit on the graves of all the dead soldiers who fought in
his wars. Was "revitalizing" the economy the "noble cause" for which Casey Sheehan and others died?
Of course, maybe these words were spoken before the $8+ Billion ...Billion!... of $ on the pallets ...were "lost" ....just "lost"...in Iraq.
Let's see, excise taxes to help pay for the Revolutionary War, 1861 personal income tax started to pay for Civil War, and then taxes/borrowing to pay
for WW1, WW2, Korea, Viet Nam, ....
Yes, military/space research has spun off civilian uses, and we do need a military, but a military is misused if it's thought of as going to war as
an economy "revitalization" program. In fact, Mr. President, you let Rumsfeld go to war in Iraq on the cheap, with disastrous results!
I read years ago that the Spanish economy suffered because it ended up costing more to transport the gold and silver to Europe than the value of the
cargo. What fools we...you, Sir, ....are to think war over resources will revitalize an economy.
Well, Sir, after 9-11 your plan for us was for us to go shopping, so I should not be surprised at your comments to a foreign leader.
And, Sir, the American middle class was helped to grow by govt programs to help returning WW2 GIs buy homes and further their education.
No, Sir, war is never a good idea. It wasn't a good idea to you either at one time, when you got out of going to Viet Nam.
Oh, and BTW, the US military is finally starting to go Green. What a shame it hadn't done so 30 years ago. We would continue to be the world leader
into the 21st century, instead of playing catch up after 30 years of an oil based energy policy.