Sunday, January 15, 2006


COST OF WAR in IRAQ by Linda Bilmes and Joseph E. Stiglitz. January, 2006.
...while military spending has contributed to economic growth, that growth would have been greater if the outlays had gone instead to highways, schools, civilian research and other more productive investment.
"We did not have to fight this war, and we did not have to go to war when we did," Mr. Stiglitz said. "We could have waited until we had more safe body armor and we chose not to wait."
It is the eve of the day we celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King day. It is time to recall his wisdom about non-violence.