Spending 2x on selling fighting than voting

One interesting factoid from eugene jarecki’s great doc ‘why we fight’ is that the US military has spent over $1 billion on recruitment advertising. Its interesting to think that we spend twice the money convincing kids to fight in iraq as vote for president. (The two campaigns spent a combined $500m.) Sent wirelessly via BlackBerry from T-Mobile.

One thought on “Spending 2x on selling fighting than voting

  1. Pinko, what is more important: to keep you alive, or to “convince” you to exercise your right (civic responsibility) to vote. Why should we have to convince people to vote? Remember, only the informed have a right to an opinion.

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