Friday, July 16, 2010

Opportunity Cost

The Defense Department recently requested a $30 Billion "Supplemental" infusion for the War in Afghanistan. This was tied to the 30,000-troop escalation the Obama Administration began last December. It has been estimated (and these figures tend to confirm) that it takes $1 Million annually from American taxpayers for each and every warrior we place in Iraq and Afghanistan.

One American warrior fighting in a foreign land consumes more resources than 1,000 Haitian citizens.

Six months after the earthquake, Haitians still struggle to meet their most basic survival needs, while our Administration and Congress debate whether to funnel another $30 Billion into opportunistic wars. If this is not a crime against humanity, what is?

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