November 24, 2002

War = Economic Devastation

Susan de la Vergne, writing in the Portland Tribune analyzes the impending Iraq attack from a business point of view, and finds it to be a colossal mistake from that point of view. After a $50-$100 billion expenditure, it will leave devastation in the Middle East, more anti-American fury around the world, and will still have done nothing about the real problems that need attention.

She says, "Instead, after we’ve spent billions, demolished lands and lives, and lined up decades of repair work for those who are left behind, we’ll leave intact our current levels of poverty and hunger, our struggling public education system, and our growing numbers of citizens who have little or no access to health care."

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