Recently a letter was discovered which suggests that Abraham Lincoln toyed with the idea that it might be cheaper just to buy freedom for slaves than to prosecute the Civil War.
Could that logic be applied to the Iraq war?
It was reported on CBS News this morning that the war is costing our government $3 billion each week. So, let's do the math.
Let's say the government ordered that the 147 million automobiles in the United States be retrofitted to burn flex fuels and paid $2,000 per vehicle to do so. The cost would be paid off in 98 weeks of Iraq war spending.
At some point this country must get serious about ending its dependence on foreign oil.