Sunday, March 20, 2011

Free War

It isn't polite to point out that wars cost money, or at least it hasn't been since Kerry voted for the 87 billion dollars before he voted against it (or vice versa can't remember), but we spend more in Afghanistan in two months than their annual GDP. I realize money "in Afghanistan" isn't all literally spent in Afghanistan, but even so I'm not even sure how this is mathematically possible. In any case, when we're willing to spend that much money, either to help poor people abroad or our jobless people here, there are surely better ways to spend it.