[FoRK] Death by terrorism

Adam L Beberg beberg
Fri Aug 12 10:09:33 PDT 2005


Elias Sinderson wrote on 8/12/2005 9:05 AM:
> Where is the 'War on Aspirin' or the 'War on AIDS'? The 'War on Cancer'? 
> 'War on Poor Nutrition'? I tell you, our priorities seem pretty fucked 
> up. I often wonder how different the world would be if we had spent 400 
> billion dollars over the last four years on beneficient causes such as 
> providing clean drinking water and medical supplies to third world 
> nations or combating the spread of HIV in africa or converted a portion 
> of our armed forces to 'peace forces' that undertook public works 
> projects in developing nations. . . to say nothing of the countless 
> domestic issues that could benefit. . . Quite simply, the opportunity 
> costs associated with the 'War on Terrorism' are very troubling to say 
> the least.

Osama has stated that his goal is to bankrupt the US, since he cannot 
kill us all, and killing people won't stop the oil companies anyway.

He's winning.

-- 
Adam L. Beberg
http://www.mithral.com/~beberg/



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