Wednesday, April 9, 2008

War was is it good for!!!!!

Let me first say I love this county so I do not want to come off as unpatriotic. However, after listening to Gen. Petraeus yesterday I really felt for our country yesterday. We have been in this war for five years, there have been 4000+ deaths of U.S. soilders, thousands of Iraqis, and countless of injuries. However the testimony proved yesterday that there has not been very much progress and we don't seem to be close to one. It is very hard for me to believe that we entered a war without a plan and sacraficed the lives of millions of people on a whim.

One thing that I have learned in the 41 years I have been on this earth is to invest money in time on things worthwhile.

What if we took the money that we spent on the war and invested it in higher teacher salaries, better schools and providing scholarships to kids who wanted to go to college but could not. Not to mention put art and music back in school and lower the high school dropout rate

(money would still be left over)

What if we took that money and helped families who did not have health care and provide them with subsidies to offset a health care plan.

(money would still be left over)

What if we gave every veteran and homeless person a nice place to live and three decent meals a day.
(money would still be left over)

I wish we could invest in our country and our people to make US better. I mean would it really be that hard.

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