"Since Hamas's violent takeover in the summer of 2007, living conditions have worsened for Palestinians in Gaza. By spending its resources on rocket launchers instead of roads and schools, Hamas has demonstrated that it has no intention of serving the Palestinian people."
President's Radio Address, 1/2/09
Yep. You just gotta hate a government that blows all its money on weapons while its bridges fall down. What's Hamas's problem? Are they evil or just stupid? Thank God we're fighting them there, so they can't get here.
Even with declining troop numbers in Iraq, the direct price tag of the two wars could grow as high as $1.7 trillion by 2018, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments reported last week. The defense think tank's figure does not include potentially hundreds of billions more in indirect economic and social costs, such as higher oil prices and lost wages.
The war in Iraq alone has already cost more in inflation-adjusted dollars than every other U.S. war except World War II, the CSBA found.
Washington Post 12/26/08
WASHINGTON -- President Bush rebuffed appeals from the nation's governors on Monday to increase spending on roads, bridges and other public works as a way to revive the economy.
NY Times 2/26/08
And this where we start wondering about whether this retarded murderer even listens to himself when he talks. (Build roads and schools? Not rockets? Why didn't we think of that!) And whether President Bush, or anyone, could really be that unconscious; or if he really believes anything; or if when he gave up snorting coke it was also the last time he looked in a mirror; or if he says these things just to make people crazy. And then we drag in poor old Freud and the narcissism of small differences, and blah, blah, blah. I don't know about you, but I'm ready to move on.
Besides, as Bush always says, it's not up to us to judge him, it's up to history. That and the wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God.
Anyway, thanks for the tip, G.
On your way out, go ahead and let the door hit you in the ass.