Yesterday the U.S. Senate voted to spend an additional $165 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It seems almost unbelievable that the United States government - broke as it is - thinks wars of aggression are so important that we should borrow money from other countries in order to keep having them. Can you imagine this kind of logic operating at the personal level?
Bunny: Hey Pinky, can I borrow $12?
Pinky: What for?
Bunny: I want to buy a baseball bat.
Pinky: You don't play baseball.
Bunny: Yeah I know, I just wanted something to go hit dogs with.
Pinky: Why not buy food instead? You don't even have enough money for food.
Bunny: If I kill enough dogs I'm sure some of them will have food I can take.
Pinky: Okay, sounds reasonable. Here's $12 dollars. Pay me back $18 next month (gotta pay interest, you know)...
Bunny: Probably not. But I give you permission to one day collect $100 from my kittens... if I ever have any.
I have zero respect for any of the senators - Democrat or Republican - who voted for the war funding. This is something that representatives from both parties voted for, so maybe we can stop talking about them as if they were each other's mortal enemies. Obviously both parties believe in empire - they only disagree on the exact method and language used to acquire it.
[ note from Bunny: Why'd you make me hitting dogs in your make believe example? I haven't hit a dog in over a year. ]