A recent letter by Brian Cooney compares our investment in the Iraq War to a bad financial investment. This comparison is so absurd it does make one wonder where the writer's priorities lie.
What price do we put on freedom? Was World War II a bad investment? Would it have been cheaper and better if we had allowed the Germans and Japanese to divide our country at the Mississippi River? What is our freedom of religion worth? It would be much cheaper in terms of money and blood to just close all of our churches, with the exception of Islamic mosques, of course. That is their ultimate goal, you know, to destroy our Western culture and our religious freedoms.
What is our freedom of the press worth? In which Islamic country would we be allowed to publicly defame the head of state, call him a liar and incompetent and ask for his impeachment. What is our freedom to choose our leaders worth? I could go on and on.