17 February 2011

Tom Engelhardt: Easy Way to Cut $100 Billion

Tom Engelhardt (author of the very well-worthwhile tomdispatch.com), writes in Salon how ending the Afghanistan war is an "easy way" to cut $100 Billion from the Federal Budget.

Look, I read a lot and listen to a lot of people who really know what's going on over there, and I have yet to hear a reasonable explanation for how the War in Afghanistan is worth all the blood and treasure we're spending there, or how its likely outcome can possibly be of sufficient benefit to the American people to justify this waste. 

Anyone who thinks they can explain that, have at it, please.  Seriously, I haven't heard an explanation that doesn't resort to false assumptions, rationalizations, wishful thinking, or just plain illogic.

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