A Republican presidential candidate, Senator John McCain of Arizona, is campaigning on his record as a longtime foe of earmarks. In wartime, he said, “it is especially egregious to squander money on special-interest pet projects.”
But isn't the Iraq war a special interest pet project? How exactly is it in the general public interest?
Seems to me we could withdraw from Iraq, cut one really big line item in the current US budget, and reduce the future outlays that will otherwise come from long term care of soldiers who haven't been injured yet.
|Share |||By Randall Parker at 2008 January 27 04:03 PM Mideast Iraq Exit Debate|