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Article Teaser: Lori Bardsley has feels that entertainers are being dishonest with the public. So, she has set up Citizens Against Celebrity Pundits, a group designed to keep discussion of an Iraq war in perspective. As one of her first steps, she has created an online petition to deliver to the Hollywood nitwits to appraise them of how average Americans feel about their anti-war stance.

Keep reading below...

What Is the Cost of War? And Is That Cost Really Too High?

Copyright (c) 2003-2017

WISDOM SAYS

Wisdom says that you do not discuss politics or religion in public places. Wisdom says those conversations should only take place behind closed doors. Why does wisdom speak this way?

Simple. Wisdom says these things because politics and religion can be very divisive topics that people may feel very strongly about. If someone feels strongly on a subject and you propose to disagree with them, then you run the risk of alienating or angering the people that you associate with in the public arena.

With the United States on the verge of war with Iraq, the 69% to 71% of Americans who support war in Iraq have tended to follow wisdom's advice. On the other hand, the 29% to 31% who oppose war have been very vociferous about their disagreement with the Bush policies.

Those who are in the minority are looking for any angle to address the "potential" war with Iraq in a desperate attempt to turn the tide of public opinion against the coming war.

The latest argument from those opposed is the one argument that has finally got me riled.


WHAT IS THE COST OF WAR?

Those opposed to war are now arguing the question, "What is the cost of war?"

My immediate response is simple. "How much is too much money to expend for the freedom and protection of Americans?"

Did we argue the cost of the Revolutionary War before undertaking that endeavor?

Did we shrink from the expense of World War II after the war was brought to our shores?


THE PUBLIC RECORD

One of our congresswomen took the Treasury Secretary to task on the issue on March 5th, 2003. She wanted to know what the cost of war is.

Well, congresswoman let me see. A Google.com search for the keywords "cost of Iraq war" turns up an interesting document in the first spot:

http://www.cbo.gov/showdoc.cfm?index=3822&sequence=0 This is a summary of the cost of the upcoming war submitted to the House of Representatives by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO). This document was delivered to the Committee on the Budget in the U.S. House of Representatives in September of 2002.


SUMMARY OF IRAQ WAR COST ESTIMATES

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has given these estimates as to the cost of an Iraq war:

∑ Initial deployment of troops: $9 billion to $13 billion ∑ Conducting the war: $6 billion to $9 billion per month ∑ Returning forces to US: $5 billion to $7 billion ∑ Temporary occupation of Iraq: $1 billion to $4 billion per month


THE REAL POINT OF MY TIRADE

It is neat that these numbers are available for us to consume, but the numbers do not justify the arguments of these opponents to a possible war with Iraq.

How much is too much money for the cause of freedom? How much is too much to protect the American people from those who wish to do us harm? How much is too much to protect the freedom of Americans or gain freedom for those in Iraq who desire for themselves the same freedoms we enjoy?

How much is too much?


HOW MANY WILL ACTUALLY DIE?

Sean Penn argues that this war will cost hundreds of thousands of lives. I guess one should expect an actor to live in a make believe world.

According to PBS' Frontline, the first Persian Gulf War killed fewer than 25,000 on the Iraqi side. The Americans lost only 148.

http://pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/appendix/death.html

Far fewer died in the first Persian Gulf Conflict than died in either the Korean War (1,333,060) or World War II (55,000,000). Even the Iran-Iraq War killed more people than the Persian Gulf War did. 850,000 military personnel lost their lives in the Iran-Iraq War.

Source for Death Toll Statistics: http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/ww2stats.htm

http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/warstat2.htm#Ko

http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/warstat2.htm#Iran-Iraq

http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/war-list.htm

Another nearly 600,000 people died in the American Civil War: http://www.gliah.uh.edu/database/article_display.cfm?HHID=107

Even if the Iraq War mimics the Persian Gulf War in its level of casualties, is that price really too high to ensure the freedom and safety of Americans and to gain freedom for the Iraqi people who now live under the boot of Saddam Hussein?


FOOLS RUSH IN

Sheryl Crow recently said, "I think war is based in greed and there are huge karmic retributions that will follow. I think war is never the answer to solving any problems. The best way to solve problems is to not have enemies."

Perhaps she feels that we could simply ask Saddam to stop being our enemy and all will be well. Perhaps Osama bin Laden only wants to be our buddy and to be invited to our parties.

To read other idiot remarks made by our Hollywood stars in opposition to the coming war, visit:

http://hollywoodhalfwits.localweb.com/



VIRTUAL MARCH ON HOLLYWOOD

The Hollywood brain-dead have stirred a grass-roots movement among the American people. Following Martin Sheen's "Virtual March of Washington", a "Virtual March on Hollywood" began to gain some real momentum. Read about it here:

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=31261



JOIN THE MARCH ON HOLLYWOOD

As part of the "Virtual March on Hollywood", folks are encouraged to visit the following URL to access the phone and fax numbers of the Hollywood elite as well as their email addresses:

http://www.kfi640.com/hitlist.html

According to the "John and Ken Show", "Lori Bardsley, a stay-at-home mother of three, accuses Hollywood celebrity pundits of using their celebrity to interfere with the defense of the country. She feels the celebrities don't speak for most Americans."

http://www.johnandken.com/audio/

Lori Bardsley feels that entertainers are being dishonest with the public. So, she has set up Citizens Against Celebrity Pundits, a group designed to keep discussion of an Iraq war in perspective. As one of her first steps, she has created an online petition to deliver to the Hollywood nitwits to appraise them of how average Americans feel about their anti-war stance.

As of this writing on March 6th, 2003, there were 72,493 names on the up Citizens Against Celebrity Pundits petition. (My name is also on the petition in case you were still unsure.)

Lori hopes that when the petition is ended, that she will have additionally raised enough money to buy a national ad to contrast Sean Penn's full page in The Washington Post. You may read Sean Penn's blathering at:

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/outrage/penn.htm

When all is said and done, if you want to throw your name onto the Citizens Against Celebrity Pundits petition, you may do so by visiting:

http://www.ipetitions.com/campaigns/hollywoodceleb



IN CONCLUSION

Teachers in Maine who attack children whose parents are serving in the military should be summarily fired.

Hollywood hotshots and human shields that go to Iraq to give aid and comfort to our enemy should be prosecuted for treason.

In times of war, our troops should be given our full 100% support. Let us not repeat the embarrassments of how our returning soldiers were treated after having served our country in Vietnam!

And finally, may God bless America!


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