No, it’s not one of those nonsense questions.
Like, “What would you rather be or an elephant?”
“Would you rather carry your lunch or walk to work?”
“Is it farther to New York or by airplane?”
What would you rather have than the war in Iraq?
Setting aside the human cost, the carnage — if that is possible, by an act of will — just focus on the monetary costs. Money’s something everyone can relate to — even conservatives.
And there is no better teaching moment, no better time to make the argument that we can’t afford to continue this war and occupation, than April 15, the day we empty our pockets and send our money to the Pentagon.
That could and should be a focus of antiwar activity this month.