What if the war hawks told us the projected costs of their wars?Submitted by amc1953 on Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:13
What if Lyndon Johnson would have told the truth about the Viet Nam war? What if he had said that 60,000 Americans would be killed and 300,000 wounded? What if he had said that there is no way to win, we will have to stay there for 100 years like the french did? What if he had said that it would bankrupt the country so bad that we would have to abandon the gold standard and start printing money and the inflation rate would be 12% for several years in a row? Would the american people been in favor of the war then?
What if George W. Bush had told the truth about the Iraq war? What if he had said that they had nothing to do with 9/11 but Iv'e just been itchin to go to war with Iraq? What if he had said that 4000 Americans would be killed and 30,000 wounded? What if he had said that we have to either double the income tax or borrow 2 trillion dollars? Would the resolution for war have passed then?
I challenge Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham to present a projected cost in lives and dollars to defeat the islamic state.I challenge them to describe their long term strategy for how long we will have to occupy the region to keep them from coming back.I challenge them to present their plan to congress and to the American People and have a debate. Lets see how much support they get if they tell the truth for a change.