Ottawa Sun | 22Sep2010 | Orest Slepokura

Tea-ed off

Since 2001, the U.S. has been engaged in an unwinnable war in Afghanistan and an unnecessary war in Iraq, whose combined cost exceeds a trillion dollars. The trade deals it brokered with China gave it $5 trillion in trade deficits, wiped out 6 million manufacturing jobs and 50,000 factories in a single decade, resulting in a debt to the communist giant approaching a trillion dollars. Talk about willingly impaling yourself on your enemy’s bayonet. The Tea Party folk should demand to know why a great nation’s blood and treasure has been squandered in such a near-suicidal fashion.

Orest Slepokura

(We think news of America’s death has been exaggerated)