298,412,466 Sony Wega 23" LCD HDTVs
That's how many beautiful, wide screen, HD, flat panel TVs that could have been purchased with 250 billion dollars.
That's one TV for every single man, woman, and child in the United States.
Mind you, we've actually spent much, much more than 250 billion dollars in Iraq. But, what else can you buy with 250 billion dollars?
How about two manned missions to the Moon AND two manned missions to Mars.
How about a full 4-year ride to college for 7,260,000 students.
You don't have to take my word for it. This article delivers the real funny.
My favourite part is probably this:
"What better way to ring in the dawn of this new age than by transforming the symbol of our nation's heritage of freedom into a death-spitting dark angel presiding over the time of ruin? There is no better way. That was rhetorical."