Unreal Conditional

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“If I were the president, I could stop terrorist attacks against the United States in a few days. Permanently. I would first apologize to all the widows and orphans, the tortured and impoverished, and all the many millions of other victims of American imperialism. Then I would announce, in all sincerity, to every corner of the world, that America’s global interventions have come to an end, and inform Israel that it is no longer the 51st state of the USA but now — oddly enough — a foreign country. I would then reduce the military budget by at least 90% and use the savings to pay reparations to the victims. There would be more than enough money. One year’s military budget of 330 billion dollars is equal to more than $18,000 an hour for every hour since Jesus Christ was born. That’s what I’d do on my first three days in the White House. On the fourth day, I’d be assassinated.”

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  1. Mike Walsh

    November 24, 2003 @ 9:05 am

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    And there is another aspect to this. If China decides to slap an embargo on the US for any little reason. The shelves of WalMart and Home Depot will be bare in no time.

  2. Mike Walsh

    November 24, 2003 @ 9:57 am

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    Whoops! This comment should have been attached to “Pick a Peck…. “