Saturday, January 6, 2007

Terry Jones (Yes that Terry Jones)

Chaucer scholar, writer/director, commentator, and Sir Bedevere depictor Terry Jones gives the world an early my birthday present. Read it all at The Guardian Unlimited. Early this year the Bush administration is to ask Congress to approve an additional $100bn for the onerous task of making life intolerable for the Iraqis. This will bring the total spent on the White House's current obsession with war to almost $500bn - enough to have given every US citizen $1,600 each. I wonder which the voters would have gone for if given the choice: shall we (a) give every American $1,600 or (b) spend the money on bombing a country in the Middle East that doesn't use lavatory paper?
Of course, there's another thing that George Bush could have done with the money: he could have given every Iraqi $18,700. I imagine that would have reduced the threat of international terrorism somewhat. Call me old-fashioned, but I can't help thinking that giving someone $18,700 brings them round to your side more quickly than bombing the hell out of them. They could certainly buy a lot of lavatory paper with it. (con't.)...

1 comment:

Julie said...

I think a similar argument was made about the Vietnam war.

I don't want to hear any of these bozos mention "fiscal responsibility" ever again.

(Happy birthday)