Say what you want about the New York Times, but you can't deny they have a mighty fantastic infographic department. Sure, the infographics at The Onion are funnier, but the NYTimes graphics are mesmerizing.....I can stare at them forever, and they are often eye-openers.
Like this one, actually. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to look at this and realize, "wow, we could actually do a lot of things for our country if we weren't mired in an intractable war half a world away." Hmmmm.