This isn't about the people. This is about terror-funding and Syria aiding our enemy in a shooting war. Both of those are, to put it mildly, serious offenses. We can deal with Syria and Lebanon, and Syria can be rebuilt on the lines of Iraq. As for costs, the economic package proposed by the President, if passed, will provide the funds for additional reconstructions. It will, however, require strict budgetary discipline in Congress to minimize the pork spending which destroyed Reagan's similiar plan - Which means a Republican Congress, with the larger majority in the Senate the better, and of course the fewer Dixiecrats the better. We're headed towards that in 2004.Durran Korr wrote:
We didn't screwfuck Syria in the first place, we don't have the same obligations there that we do in Iraq.
Mesopotamia and the Levantine States are the ones with the Civil Societies necessary for reconstruction into democracies. In the case of Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, the power, influence, and behaviour of the regimes requires direct action to cause democracy to grow. Winning the war on Islamic Terror is more than a matter of Iraq, Iran, and their arms dealer. It is every economic centre of the terror groups. They must be negated, each and every one.
What that means is that, ultimately, the question of cost becomes irrelevant. We must fight this war to win, and money is simply another weapon - Something to be spent in whatever amount is required so that we can win. Infinite money is the sinews of War; thus we have and so we shall use it.