A new congressional analysis shows that we are spending roughly $2 billion a week on the Iraq War.

(Amusingly, when I Googled the subject, Google asked: "Did you mean: congressional analysis two million a week" — I wish, Google. I wish.)

Meanwhile, Bush’s FY06 budget request pushes for steep cuts in renewable energy funding.

Let your mind wander a bit. Imagine, if you will, that the situation were reversed: that Bush pushed for cuts to military spending and poured $2 billion a week into researching, developing, and deploying new renewable-energy and energy-efficiency technologies.

$2 billion a week. What would you do with it?