Just As I Thought

Cold War Part II

I just heard on NPR that so far, the cost of the war on terror has been in the hundred billions. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are costing many additional billions — evidently, President Bush is about to ask for another $80 billion.
It occurs to me: the way we “won” the cold war was to outspend the Soviet Union and basically bankrupt their economy.
What if it turns out that al Qaeda is trying to do the same thing? Imagine it — Osama bin Laden doesn’t have any plans to attack our country, he’s content to sit back and watch us spend billions and billions of dollars on ineffective security (see the post before this one); patiently waiting for our economy to unravel.

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