In response to the “recommendation” from General Petraeus that the U.S. should keep 130,000+ troops in Iraq until at least July and spend another $100 billion.
What else could the United States do with a guesstimated $100 billion to reduce the strength and the appeal of Islamist terrorist groups worldwide?
If you think about it, deploying troops to Iraq is a rather ass-backwards way of addressing the threat of Islamist terrorist groups around the world. Some, like myself, would argue that it doesn’t address that problem at all and actually aggravates it. But all that aside, $100 billion could buy an awful lot of things. And maybe some of those things actually works better than what we’re doing.