We could have eradicated poverty ten times over with the money spent on the war in Iraq.

@ Paul Frank: the people who had food where they might otherwise have starved, who had homes where they might otherwise have been on the streets, etc would beg to differ with your definition of “failure”.

There will always be exegencies in life, and those who fall to the bottom of the economic order. Pulling their heads back “above water” so they don’t drown isn’t a failure, any more than lifeguards at pools and beaches are “failures” because people still have accidents in water.

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