Saturday, December 29, 2007

Number 1 with a bullet

The military budget of the United States is now significantly higher than the total of the military budgets of all the other countries in the world.  I hate to mention the stunningly obvious, but the fact the Americans have to fight wars for a certain tiny ethno-racial-religious group – a group that is systematically burning through the American treasury in a fruitless quest to deal with psychological issues deriving from the Holocaust – constitutes a large part of the problem.  It is too bad you can’t eat bullets, teach bullets, build infrastructure out of bullets, or use bullets for medical care.  I wonder when it will be permissible to connect cause with effect.