December 25, 2006
Hard not to enjoy Christmas. What's not to enjoy? Good food, gifts, good memories, grandchildren, family and hope. But this year it is a little more difficult as we approach the awful milestone of 3,000 soldiers killed in Iraq, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi deaths, and no exit strategy. We are told to be patient. And the cost to us is now more than $353 billion. (That would translate to over 17 million four-year scholarships at public universities.)
Let your mind float. What would our county be like if $353 billion had been invested in education, health care, and veteran's benefits.
I was asked on WPR if we have a moral obligation to remain in Iraq. My response was "no," but I should have added, "And how about our moral obligation to get our soldiers home?"
Have a good Christmas.
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