The Internet was created by the United States government in 1954 at a cost of 6 billion dollars – which in today’s money equals 182 trillion dollars or three Euros at the current exchange rate.
At the time, people complained that it was a big waste of money… that is, until computers were invented by Bill Gates in 1973 – almost 20 years after the Internet – and U.S. Congressmen realized that they could look at pornography in the privacy of their own office (the way God intended) and could stop having to wear sunglasses and a trench coat and sneaking into adult bookstores.
Today, millions of Americans look at pornography in the privacy of their homes, while dozens more stay home and watch cute videos of cats doing silly things.
What I’m trying to say is, that it may seem to be a waste of your tax dollars to spend eight trillion dollars to invade some country that nobody ever heard of, or a brazillion dollars to send a rocket full of lab rats and monkeys on a trip to Neptune – especially while you’re starving and living in a cardboard box – but it 20 years or so, it would all be worth it.
Remember, the government always knows what’s best for its citizens.