As one who watched both Professor Robert Bartlett's 'Normans' and Dan Snow's 'Norman Walks', let me say how much I enjoy the
BBC's sense of history and these two items in particular.But why can't they see the wood
for the trees?
Alexander says financing the war and the U.S. occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan is costing U.S. jobs and hundreds of billions of dollars that could be used to rebuild and repair our nation’s infrastructure; “The war and occupation is taking the U.S. economy into a full scale depression.”
If you’ve listened to recent speeches the President has given about the economy and the Iraq war, you’d think that two of the biggest social issues facing working Americans are improving. But facts are stubborn things.
Take for example the numbers of jobs lost in the last two months: 221,000 in June, 131,000 in July.
Instead of taking the drastic measures needed to stop the continued hemorrhaging, the President had this to say on August 5th: