I happened across a quotation tonight. It expresses a thought I had way back when this nation had a choice about attacking Iraq. At that time I'd read that for a few hundred million dollars all of the basic needs could be met for every deprived man, woman, and child on Earth. War on Iraq, we were also told at that time, would cost about the same amount of money. One path would have saved lives, helped economies, and won us friends. The other path led to death, destruction, and the enmity of people around the world. Our "leaders" made a choice for us.
Here's that quotation I spotted and it's worth noting who is quoted….
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed." – President Dwight David Eisenhower