Ouch! We certainly do have a skewed sense of vision as a culture, don't we?
For sure. I'm starting to think all my posts have been too depressing lately and I should find something fun and uplifting to write about!
Something about stating it this simply and bluntly makes it seem even worse.
Do we have any way of tracking where the money goes when we send aid to regimes like Mubaraks? It would at least be comforting to know that it helped the poor or improved their infrastructure or something.
It basically bought us a good location for military staging and an ally for the extraordinary rendition/torture of suspected terrorists. So I'd say we got our money's worth.