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Friday, August 03, 2007

Who needs terrorists?

From Dick Polman's American Debate (emphasis added):
Expect in the days ahead to hear a surge of rhetoric about the need for
long-term thinking (before the Minnesota incident is largely forgotten, at least outside of Minnesota). For instance, the American Society of Civil Engineers is telling the politicians that we need to spend $9.4 billion a year over the next 20 years to repair our deficient roads and bridges.

Sounds like a daunting annual tab. On the other hand, we’re currently spending around $9 billion in Iraq every month , just so the terrorists won’t follow us home and blow up our bridges during our evening commute.

So...we're spending 12 times as much annually, just so the "terrorists" don't get the satisfaction of accomplishing what we can do quite well without them, thank you, due to our own negligence.


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