Saturday, September 11, 2004

Billions and billions and billions and billions . . .

"The Iraq war continues to be a drain on the American taxpayers' pocketbooks. So far, the war has cost the United States $144.4 billion, including $25 billion in the administration's FY05 defense budget signed into law earlier this month. An additional $60 billion is expected in a supplemental request after the November elections. According to the Defense Department, the cost of containing Saddam Hussein over 12 years was only $30 billion."

Reading that opening statement from this article makes me want to weep. How we as a people could just stand by and let a bunch of crooked oilmen and arms dealers run this country's finances into the ground and expend the lives of our hero soldiers like they're worth nothing is beyond my comprehension.

Read the full article here to find out what Dumbya's little Iraq adventure has truly cost America and it's people.

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