So let me get this straight. Republicans hate education?
Matthew Yglesias has a great post on how to judge the actual cost of our war in Iraq. It all goes back to Parmenides' Fallacy, whether or not we judge futures based on the past or on other possible futures. Bush wants us to judge it based on the past, isn't it a better world without Saddam, while Democrats are going to have to fight to judge it based on other possible uses for that money and manpower (wouldn't it be better to have schools with money, allies who like us and a green on the terror alert scale?).