Bush speaks again...
As Bush's approval rating has slipped to an all time low, Americans, and nations abroad are questioning him, and his motives for keeping U.S. troops in Iraq. In a recent speech, covered by BBC, Bush gave yet another foggy, and unsubstanital explanation as to why the U.S. is still in Iraq, and after reading his remarks from this article, I had a number of thoughts come to me. In economics, I learned that in an efficient society, marginal social costs should be equal to marginal social benefits, so shouldn't a multi-billion dollar war be measured in terms of its social costs, and social benefits? At a cost of billions of dollars every month, according to Iraq War, why hasn't more been accomplished in terms of gains, or benefits for humanity? The Iraqi people, particularly women, are still as oppressed as ever, and I believe that all the U.S. has to show for their presence in Iraq are more headstones, widowed wives, orphaned children and grieving friends, and family. The same can also be said for the Iraqi's. Is it really our job to save Iraq at the expense of thousands of our citizens? Bush, true to form, continues to sentimentally tell the people of the World that the U.S. needs to continue its mission in Iraq, but I must speak out in opposition. The U.S.' economy, and state of humanity is deeply suffering, and it is time for President Bush to come up with a new venture that will equalize society's marginal costs, and marginal benefits. Why isn't Bush shelling out $7 billion of our hard earned tax dollars every month to help us? There are homeless missions throughout the United States filled with people who could receive job training, and a sense of hope for their lives. If those people could be given a second chance at life, could attain employment, could provide for their children, and could contribute to society, everyone would be better off, not just one man in pursuit of a major political power stroke.
Posted by Morgan at 10/21/2005 04:14:00 PM