Friday, August 24, 2007

What would Jesus spend his money on?

Here's a picture that'll whet your whistle for some good ole warmongering: The US (that's your tax dollars) spends 89% of it's allocation for "national security" on the military (i.e., Iraq) and only 7% on homeland security and 4% on preventive measures.

This is why the Iraq war is such a big deal to the Executive branch: In order to justify spending 89% (or $450 billion) of its national security budget on fighting one little inconsequential Middle Eastern country, it has to make that country seem really bad. For if Iraq weren't so bad, so evil, would you condone spending so much of your money to fight it?