"Rather than nation-building over in Afghanistan,
we ought to be doing be doing more nation-building in the United States."
- MSNBC Morning Joe, April 18, 2011
Democratic Congressman Jim McGovern from Massachusetts joins Joe Scarborough and
Mika Brzezinski on "Morning Joe," bringing attention to the Afghanistan conflict and the high price we are paying for a war with no end in sight. He relates this to the budget cuts we have
domestically, and points out the cost of this war is "on a credit card."
McGovern has formed a bi-partisan committee, along with Republican Walter Jones from North Carolina.
In addition to the lives lost, injured and at-risk every day by our men and women in combat,
this war is costing our country $300 million per day, or $110 billion per year.
Check out the 3:25 mark when McGovern talks about how we are making this painful cuts in
Washington, when and nobody is even talking about the war costs . . .
At the 6:45 mark, Jon Meacham states how our mission in Afghanistan, has changed to building a civil society there . . .
After writing this, I checked Alexander's posts and went back to John Merrow's posts from there,
so here is a link -
With Pre-school Education, we talk the walk, but don't walk the talk . . .
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