As I check again tonight the counter reads $144,399,924,140 And I thought how many people we have killed, how often we hear of funding crisis for schools and hospitals. This number so clinical for all it can do is the cost of the war in Iraq. I'm not great at making sweeping speeches, I need to see the person and gauge their responses to what I say. So I shall borrow someone else’s words in stay of my own, and hope one day I can speak my mind without my tongue getting in the way.
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed." President Dwight D. Eisenhower April 16, 1953
Discover the cost The greatest cost cannot of course be counted, that of human life :( on both sides is a price beyond estimation. Still I thought you might find it interesting to know exactly what your wasted money is going on. And exactly what could have been done with it.
Freedom bears no price not worth dying for.
Freedom is subjective. People thought they had freedom when they kept slaves. There can only be one universal freedom, and while we impose our wills on others by force of arms it will never come.
Given a choice, which do you think people would rather have? Democracy or dictatorship?
They certainly don’t have democracy in any country in the world today. What do you get with your vote? A choice, a choice between dictatorships; because you can chose the evil does not reduce its inherent nature. And let’s face it they have a choice, people always have a choice. They could have told Sadam to go take a running jump, in the end he is just one man. What we have done is to make the choice for them; this is just as bad as those ‘dictatorships,’ the only difference between what they do and what we have done is that we dictate a way of life and claim righteousness and they dictate a way of life without such an excuse. Which one is more honest there I wonder?
Ged and while we impose our wills on others by force of arms it will never come.
Tell that to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Afghanistan, Grenada, Kuwait, South Korea, the former captive nations of Romania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Slovakia, Estonia, Lithuania, and France.
And there is freedom in none of those countries. Let us place America on that list America, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Afghanistan, Grenada, Kuwait, South Korea, the former captive nations of Romania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Slovakia, Estonia, Lithuania, and France. Hmm I still cant see any countries with real freedom.
You are a naive fool.
WiseBoboYou are a naive fool.
Oh yes lets hear it. The tired old words, the broken ideals, lets hear it all. You've come to believe your own propaganda. But if you want, come on, demonstrate how 'democracy' lets you decide where your money is spent who you go to war with and all the other things. Oh wait. That's right it doesn’t.
I'd sooner spend a dollar on the foundations of democracy in a foreign nation than I would the dollar for my lunch. Perhaps you would prefer anarchy, or an entirely fascist state, Ged?