Sunday, March 02, 2008
If creating jobs works so well in Iraq....
As the drama over whether it will be Clinton or Obama for president recedes, the groundswell that has been there in the polling numbers and approval ratings all along ought to be weighing on minds in Washington. [uh, there are some minds in Washington, right?] The nation looks in a foul mood, restless and ready to route the Republicans [those not among the 50 or so that are abandoning congressional careers this year] so you would think Bush League might try to pacify its own citizens with the same enlightened programs portrayed as effective in mollifying a different hostile population. If it works in a place as screwed up as Iraq, it ought to work like a charm here. Why can't US citizens get some government investment in jobs and infrastructure? Are we less important to the republicans and the Bush administration than those poor Iraqis? And I am not talking about jobs building more tanks and bombs...the only way you can waste more of the threadbare reserves of money and good will that our future depends upon than pissing it away on arms is to piss it away on arms and then use those arms on people. [Since you will then be obliged to stabilize the damaged foreign country and rehabilitate ate your own broken soldiers that return when your bombs and tanks are all used up.] This whole administration has been a national slide toward madness and self destruction. By comparison, what do you think would be the gains in political stability in Iraq if we just gave every tax paying family a check for $600? I think they would buy more bullets.
Posted by GreenSmile at 3/02/2008 09:07:00 AM