Hey, we can shut down the Afghanistan operations from now until New Years, and give the troops a Christmas vacation. The money we save will pay for the program.
I admit, there is a HUGE emotional component to my position. Maybe if we're a Christian Nation, as someone suggested on another thread, that's is ok. I can't look at that famous picture of the firefighter carrying the little child from the rubble, and not tear up, and feel they deserve to be taken care of for the effects they suffer from those days. We haven't really even discussed the mental scars and PTSD many undoubtedly suffer.