I always enjoy comparative arguments, so here's a good one about what we could have done with all the money spent on the Iraq war.
You'll notice "liberate foreign countries" is not included on the list. Must have been on oversight.
"He calculates $1 trillion could pave the entire U.S. interstate highway system with gold — 23.5-karat gold leaf. It could buy every person on the planet an iPod. It could give every high school student in the United States a free college education. It could pay off every American's credit card. It could buy a Buick for every senior citizen still driving in the United States."