"It is when power is wedded to chronic fear that it becomes formidable." Eric Hoffer
"You see what power is -- holding someone else's fear in your hand and showing it to them!" Amy Tan
"Be not intimidated...nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties by any pretense of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery and cowardice." John Adams
Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq: 1,366,350
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq: 4,729
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan: 1,899
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan: $1,013,535,967,212 #
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While millions of Americans go without the basic necessities of life, the Pentagon's death-dealing/death star budget for 2010 is (as far as is publicly known): $693 billion which is more than all other discretionary spending programs combined.