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Cost of the War in Iraq
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Saturday, July 17, 2004

Middle Easterners strike again

Terror in the Skies, Again?

(Source: Tomorrowism)

I am in an interesting predicament: there is some good being done in Iraq, but I think efforts are being misdirected. We're presently too concerned with clearing up Iraqi insurgents to look at what's happening within our borders.

Meanwhile, gangs still roam the streets of our large cities, and we still have massive amounts of homeless and unemployed.

What a great humanitarian effort. I think we need to sacrifice our attempts at putting down Iraqi insurgents and focus on what's going on here in the U.S. We need to solve the problem of why we're one of the world's wealthiest nations, but we still have a mediocre education system and standard of living. Where's the money going? Into the pockets of the elite, never to return?

Let's clean up around home first. Image is everything, after all. I'm beginning to wonder why everyone is so surprised that the majority of the world hates us.