Cost Is Such a Relative Thing

Cost and value. Value and cost. The “deal” is some magical balance between cost and value. Let me see. The Iraq war cost us $712,616,300,000 as I typed this sentence and has already gone above that—way above that in normal people budgets. The Afghanistan war cost us $260,099,900,000 as I typed this sentence and has already gone above that—again, way… Continue reading

I Am Simply SHOCKED!

Bloomberg reports today that, astoundingly, Iraq is now opening its doors to BP, Exxon Mobile, and Shell for the first time since 1972, when the country, under the leadership of the now executed Saddam Hussein, nationalized all of its oil fields. Astoundingly, this will open the 3rd largest oil reserves in the world directly to western countries. And, um… why… Continue reading

Evidence of Things Not Seen

This non-partisan article, Many still believe that Saddam Hussein was behind 9/11, and now we have some idea why, is an interesting read. I would like to know more about the study. I think it just requires less effort to conform facts to our present, existing perspective. But I also have always suspected that extreme religious leaders cultivate an unhealthy… Continue reading

Advice from a Father to His Son

In his memoirs, A World Transformed, written five years ago, George Bush Sr. wrote the following to explain why he didn’t go after Saddam Hussein at the end of the Gulf War: “Trying to eliminate Saddam… would have incurred incalculable human and political costs. Apprehending him was probably impossible…We would have been forced to occupy Baghdad and, in effect, rule… Continue reading