It took 3 weeks and some 1300 law enforcement officers to capture (or kill) two escaped convicts. And while the tally of how much it cost is not yet in, it is big, very big. Nothing was spared to reach the goal, and nothing was spared to get one of them the surgery he needed to keep him alive–the decoy ambulances, the bringing in of equipment and staff, and of course as many guards as was required.
It means that when we put our mind to it and utilize all the resources at our disposal, we can reach any goal. So what about homelessness, youths at risk, blighted neighborhood, poverty even, not to speak of the environment, and a host of other problems?