Daily Archives: February 21, 2007

Trickle Down Empire

Alright, I’m confused, but maybe somebody out there can help me out. I think it will cost an unacceptable amount of money to rebuild Iraq into a “democracy.” If we want an empire, I don’t think it makes sense to have a net sink when it comes to cash. Or does “trickle down” apply to empire too? An expansion of corporations in Iraq magically produces wealth in America? Shouldn’t we be doing a little bit more exploitation, so we get something out of the deal? Somebody should tell the Iraqis that they can’t have their cake and eat it too.

And yeah, I don’t know what the point of that writing was and what the level of sarcasm was. I’m just trying to get back in the habit of writing in the weblog.