December 18, 2011
Now that the Iraq War is over...
I'm not interested in debating the success of the mission: goodness knows I did a ton of that back in 2003. And I know there are a lot of people, particularly servicemen for whom I have the utmost respect & admiration, who feel very passionately about its importance.
I will just say this:
Think of what else we could have done with $800 BILLION (with a B) dollars over the last ten years.
We could have bought a year's worth of good American-sized groceries for 86 million families.
We could have paid four years worth of tuition & expenses at Princeton for 4 million kids.
We could have bought Exxon Mobile. Twice.
We could have bought the entire population of Dakar, Senegal a single family home in the suburbs of Santa Cruz, CA.
I'm just sayin'.
Glad it's finally over.
One war down. One more to go.