OK, I might as well see if this stirs up as much anger in any LPSG members as it does me. I had to check my Yahoo e-mail account (I use another, more sophisticated portal most of the time) and one of the lovely Yahoo headlines noted that non-partisan, independent sources have forecast that we 'Mericuhns is a gonna pay 12 billion a month just for 2008 to do whatever isn't working in Iraq and Afganistan. In my humble opinion, this is a low-ball prediction and whoever is elected the next President of These United States (him, him, or her) will probably not make much of a difference. Are there really any of you out there who actually believe that George W. Bush is in control, a "good" president, and has led our country well during the last 7 years? How much would it take to restore the damage still evident in New Orleans? Do you think national health care would actually cost more than 12 billion a MONTH for all Americans? What's important to you: 1) war and your SUV's or 2) education/health care/maintaining and improving the infrastructure of the USA? Discuss. I know what my opinion is. Source: Studies: Iraq costs US $12B per month - Yahoo! News.