Foreign Policy?

Or just a Visa commercial?

National security adviser Condoleezza Rice defended the administration’s supplemental spending request. “Yes, the price tag may be very high,” she told Washington-based foreign reporters. But, she added: “Freedom is priceless.”

In the same story, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Richard Meyers–apparently unaware that for a few years in the twentieth century a hostile Germany and its allies controlled most of continental Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean–said this:

“You may have to go back to the Civil War to find a time when the values that we hold dear have been threatened like they’ve been threatened today,” Myers said.

Yes, you may have to go that far back, if you’re an idiot. Just under 50 million people died in World War II, including about 40 million Allied dead, of whom about 400,000 were Americans.