September 12, 2003

Cost of War


A FoxNews poll this week found Americans Split on Bush Request for $87 Billion.

"Helping the economy recover" barely bests "protecting the country from terrorism" when the two priorities are pitted directly against each other (32 percent to 29 percent respectively), but a plurality (37 percent) says "both" are important priorities for the government to work on right now. This is a shift from almost a year ago, when only 22 percent said "helping the economy," 24 percent said "protecting" from terrorism and 51 percent put them on equal footing (December 2002).

This cartoon was actually created last year during the run-up to the Iraq war. It was never posted or published and perhaps is even more appropriate on this day.

Posted by Forkum at September 12, 2003 06:38 AM