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  • CHUTZPAH ALERT

    Filed at 1:00 pm under by dcobranchi

    This Cal Thomas column appeared in my local paper today. It absolutely is the most ridiculous thing I’ve read this decade:

    “the war on terror” began, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reports $649.9 billion has been appropriated for Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). In the budget President Bush just submitted to Congress, there is a request for an additional $108.1 billion for 2008 and $70 billion for 2009.

    The cost of these wars has been largely borne by the American taxpayer, while the benefits of success in Iraq and Afghanistan will reach far beyond the borders of those countries to the world. If Islamic extremist can be quelled in Afghanistan and Iraq, people the world over will literally breathe freer. Since so many will benefit, isn’t it fair to ask them to help subsidize the effort?

    [snip]

    At a minimum, we should send Iraq and Afghanistan a bill for what we have done and are trying to do for them, or ask for price cuts on Iraqi oil. Thousands of American lives have been lost and the financial cost is enormous, as we seek to advance freedom for others.

    3 Responses to “CHUTZPAH ALERT”


    Comment by
    sam
    February 10th, 2008
    at 1:23 pm

    Dear Iraq,

    We’re just dropping you a quick note to say that we hope you enjoyed what we’re about here at US Inc. We feel that we’ve provided a useful service and hope you’re enjoying the time you spent with us.

    We’ve fixed the population issues you were having by making sure to clean out over a million of your citizens. We noticed your land was a little crowded with bridges and building and neighborhoods, so we cleared out a lot of that.

    Our business model doesn’t always initially appeal to all countries we seek to help, so we find the best practice doesn’t always involve waiting for you to order our services. Now that you’ve seen what we are capable of, we feel certain that you are happy to have had the help.

    To say thanks to us we understand you might be happy to show your gratitude with this one time payment. We’ve spent several billion on the stimulus packages and aid for your country, and in exchange we only demand a small payment.

    We’ve included a convenient post paid envelope to make it easy for you to remit payment. We do accept checks, though we’d prefer a credit card payment. Paying directly via PayPal is the absolute easiest way for you to clear up your financial obligation, but we’re happy to work with you as you seek to pay us for all we made you let us do.

    Your prompt attention to this matter is appreciated.

    As always,
    Yours in Christ,
    US Inc.


    Comment by
    christine
    February 11th, 2008
    at 9:52 am

    Excellent letter, Sam 🙂


    Comment by
    Dawn
    February 11th, 2008
    at 6:33 pm

    That needs to be submitted to the paper in question you realize! 🙂