Friday, April 14, 2006

public service

it bothers me to hear how defensive administration officials become when confronted wih criticism of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. public servants should serve the public, not the other way around.

i would like to see a prewar cost-benefit analysis that considers the effects of proactive programs to strengthen governments in moderate and progressive middle eastern states like lebanon and jordan.

i would like to see footage from multiple angles of the plane that hit the pentagon.

i would like to know why the world has seen over and over the world trade center collapse, but why nobody has seen even a single clear image of the attack on the pentagon.

i would like to know why effective inter-city and inter-state mass transit is not a national security priority: 40,000 people die every year on highways.

i would like to know why those who rely on mass transit pay a larger percentage of their transportation costs compared to those who commute by car.

i would like to know why mass transit is viewed as something subsidized by the weathy for the poor, but roads that are subsidized by the poor for the wealthy are viewed as an entitlement.

i would like to know what sacrifices the president has made for the wars.

i would like to know why there is a bounty on osama in the tens of millions, but we've spent hundreds of billions to get saddam, who never did anything to us.

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