Since Congress is so concerned with numbers and manipulate them to prove their points, I thought I manipulate a few of my own.
The price of not going to war (in billions of dollars) from 9/11/01 for NYC:
TotalÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â $160,220,000,000
Time Frame: 102 minutes. Cost per minute: $1,570,784,313.73.
The War on Terror
Cost: Â $725,000,000,000
Time Frame: 1825 days or 525600Â minutes. Cost per minute: $1,379,375.95.
The price of not going to war is 1000+ times more costly than going to war. Do the math yourself and you’ll see.
Congress is “concerned” with peanut storage, spinach farmers, education(?),Â highminded building projects, and amnesty for illegal aliens. Why build anything when the terrorist will destroy itÂ easily with the “Democratic” way of foreign policy?
The war on terror has been going on a long time… many decades, in fact. Bush just named it is all. We cannot live in a vacuum or a “feel good” bubble. The world doesn’t work that way. Congress uses the excuse that nothing that large has happened since 9/11/01 while ignoring the fact that our inattention to those who want to destroy us allowed 9/11 to happen. Can we really afford to go back to pre-9/11 inattention, which is Congress’ goal?