Tuesday, November 28, 2006

For those who have ears to hear...

Friend, and fellow Hoosier, Rod Kiracofe, forwarded the following that he had received from his "cousin, Bev...She is active in the Church of the Brethren, Mennonite, and Quaker peace organizations."

Suppose Bush had chosen the Peace Corps to wage war on terrorism. We have spent $250 billion in Iraq, $1 million every 7 minutes. With that money, the Peace Corps could do all of the following:

* Insure 16 million children for one year
* Give 3.6 million children a head start program
* Send 1.3 million students to universities
* Place 478,000 teachers in schools around the world
* Build 248,000 housing units
* Fully fund global anti-hunger efforts for more than a year
* Fully fund world-wide AIDS program for 2 ½ years
* Ensure that every child in the world was given basic immunizations for 74 years.

War creates terrorists, peace converts them.

National Priorities Projects found that the cost of the Iraq war is now over $345 billion.

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