At a time when U.S. citizens should be supporting their president and the troops that are deployed overseas, too many are cutting class, waving anti-American signs and professing their ignorance.
Lets look at some of the stupid reasons that people are giving for why we shouldn't go to war with Iraq in order to protect the citizens of this country.
Bombs, not books! This was a common one at the protest last Wednesday around our campus. So, are we to assume that the U.S. government is neglecting education in favor of war? Here's a lesson for you. In 1997, the government spent $37 billion on education, compared to $61 billion slotted for fiscal year 2004. That looks to be an increase of 65 percent. Just before the Sept. 11 attacks, just over 3 percent of our GDP went to the military. Now, just over 4 percent goes to the military. To put that into perspective, the U.S. dedicated 40 percent of the GDP in the buildup to WWII.