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12:54 PM on 03/10/2008
For all the fools that supported the war I hope this breaks the bank. Whatever crap descends
on them - they deserve it. Squander the money, eat roots and bark - just send more fodder to
the hero-machine!
12:54 PM on 03/10/2008
Good response- Keeping the numbers in perspective (well there is no perspective with these types of numbers)-

but i do know that bananas will be too expensive
12:47 PM on 03/10/2008
The rhetoric in this article is by itself astounding!

What war in Iraq?We are not at war,we are an occupying force!There are no front lines!We don't even know,or are unwilling to admit just who the hell the enemy is!

The reason or pretense for our occupation of Iraq has been proven to be totaly without foundation.

When one looks at the details of the photo what is seen?We see troopers armed to the teeth with equipment,including body armor,optics,and firearms costing the tax`payers thousands and thousands of dollars.For what?To defend themselves against, or to control people living on the edge of total disaster.
Behind them is what?A large lethal tank costing the American tax`payer a couple of million dollars!
Not shown are air fields,multi million dollar jets,military bases and over a hundred thousand mercinaries.
All this in a country of about 20 million people who never did a goddamn thing to us!

WHAT THE HELL FOR?????!!!!!
01:40 PM on 03/10/2008
The oil, silly.
01:49 PM on 03/10/2008
Money.
12:42 PM on 03/10/2008
And forgetting the actual dollar expense of the war-

Oh, and ps. We are going to have some pretty fucked-up young fellows coming home en masse. God bless them and God bless us and the horror we have wrought.
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12:42 PM on 03/10/2008
For any of you "Conservatives" out there who still think this was worthwhile but need a more understandable dashboard that's $4,629.63 PER SECOND. Multiply that times 60 for each minute and that's $277,777.80 (enough money to put 2 high school kids through medical school - or a nice little house) every minute. Multiply that time 60 for each hour and you get $16,666,668.00 (enough money to build a new high school). Muliply that times 24 for each day and you get $400,000,032.00.

I wonder how long we can keep this up?
12:50 PM on 03/10/2008
Thanks, good post
02:54 PM on 03/10/2008
I'm less concerned about the cost than I am that it's going on a credit card.

We need to extricate ourselves from Iraq, but we need to do it in a responsible way, and make sure that we leave a stable Democracy there.

What truly boggles my mind is that Obama actually thinks he can "pay for" his litany of socialist programs by ending the war and using "the Iraq money". News flash, Hussein, IT'S NOT OUR MONEY!

As bad as this war spending is, I simply can't comprehend how libs would support Barack Hussein Obama when he plans to continue spending like we're at war, long after the war has ended.
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mrcontinental
Expat Extraordinaire.
12:41 PM on 03/10/2008
Mission Accomplished!
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speakingtruth2power
Not motivated by fear & loathing
12:41 PM on 03/10/2008
China is loaning US the money to carry out the Crusade for Muslim Resources

which will spread from Africa to Malaysia, all the while supplying weapons to the

nationalistic freedom fighters who are resisting the theft of their country's wealth.


China is also making favorable deals to buy those resources from the Muslim

governments using both our dollars and trade which supports China's own MIC.

If this scenario sounds familiar to you, it very well should. The Brave New World.
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12:39 PM on 03/10/2008
Saxton a joke.

Can't even balance his own check book.

I ask ? How is it that 50 million plus people marched and spoke out against this disaster ( the war on terror ? Iraq) and not one of then get asked for input or help in stopping the insanity. Cindy are you out there? While every fool and liar who got us to this place is held in high regard and never questioned on past insane assumption's or misjudgement or believes.
12:38 PM on 03/10/2008
PERHAPS NONE OF THE CANDIDATES ARE RADICAL AND BOLD ENOUGH FOR THE CHANGES ON OUR EMPIRE"S HORIZON.

12 BILLION BUYS: 4 1000 BED HOSPITALS, HOMES FOR 25,400 FAMILIES IN MISSISSIPI, 90,000 STUDENTS IN A PRIVATE COLLEGE FOR A YEAR, A VIRGINIA CLASS NUCLEAR SUB, 5 SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS FOR EVERY CHILD IN PUBLIC SCHOOL IN U.S., 200 MILLION BOTTLES OF GENERIC ASPIRIN.......................AND THAT IS WHAT 12 BILLION BUYS (JUST ONE MONTH IN IRAQ)

Why isn't anyone talking about the 9 trillion dollar national debt, or our dependence on China's continued purchase of U.S. treasury bills, or climate change, or the loss of our privacy and individual liberty? Why doesn't anyone address that 8.5% of the federal budget (226 billion dollars/year) is interest on the national debt, or that one in 100 Americans spent Christmas incarcerated (primarily due to our war on drugs)? Why no transparent discussion about our government spending our social security savings and repaying the debt with treasury bonds (I.O.Us), or that medicare, medicaid, and social security already eat 40% of our national budget- with a rapidly aging population? And who in the corridors of power is working on this stuff?
Even for the boomers that feign ignorance, we feel the body politic overshadowing us everyday. (Quote from "Weathered, Angry, and Dangerous: The Angst of Boomers."
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12:33 PM on 03/10/2008
Drag Bin Laden out of Pakistan...drag Bush out of The White House...and call it a VICTORY!

Stay safe, healthy and happy,
Love, Loretta
01:40 PM on 03/10/2008
bin Laden has been dead for some years now.
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PrdAmerican
Unitarian Universalist - True Acceptance :)
12:32 PM on 03/10/2008
Thank you George Bush, Dick Cheney, John "bomb, bomb" McCain, Hillary Clinton, and the following people who voted for one of America's Biggest Foreign Policy Blunders in HISTORY! SHAME ON YOU!

Allard (R-CO), Yea
Allen (R-VA), Yea
Baucus (D-MT), Yea
Bayh (D-IN), Yea
Bennett (R-UT), Yea
Biden (D-DE), Yea
Bond (R-MO), Yea
Breaux (D-LA), Yea
Brownback (R-KS), Yea
Bunning (R-KY), Yea
Burns (R-MT), Yea
Campbell (R-CO), Yea
Cantwell (D-WA), Yea
Carnahan (D-MO), Yea
Carper (D-DE), Yea
Cleland (D-GA), Yea
Clinton (D-NY), Yea
Cochran (R-MS), Yea
Collins (R-ME), Yea
Craig (R-ID), Yea
Crapo (R-ID), Yea
Daschle (D-SD), Yea
DeWine (R-OH), Yea
Dodd (D-CT), Yea
Domenici (R-NM), Yea
Dorgan (D-ND), Yea
Edwards (D-NC), Yea
Ensign (R-NV), Yea
Enzi (R-WY), Yea
Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
Fitzgerald (R-IL), Yea
Frist (R-TN), Yea
Gramm (R-TX), Yea
Grassley (R-IA), Yea
Gregg (R-NH), Yea
Hagel (R-NE), Yea
Harkin (D-IA), Yea
Hatch (R-UT), Yea
Helms (R-NC), Yea
Hollings (D-SC), Yea
Hutchinson (R-AR), Yea
Hutchison (R-TX), Yea
Inhofe (R-OK), Yea
Johnson (D-SD), Yea
Kerry (D-MA), Yea
Kohl (D-WI), Yea
Kyl (R-AZ), Yea
Landrieu (D-LA), Yea
Lieberman (D-CT), Yea
Lincoln (D-AR), Yea
Lott (R-MS), Yea
Lugar (R-IN), Yea
McCain (R-AZ), Yea
McConnell (R-KY), Yea
Miller (D-GA), Yea
Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
Nelson (D-FL), Yea
Nelson (D-NE), Yea
Nickles (R-OK), Yea
Reid (D-NV), Yea
Roberts (R-KS), Yea
Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
Santorum (R-PA), Yea
Schumer (D-NY), Yea
Sessions (R-AL), Yea
Shelby (R-AL), Yea
Smith (R-NH), Yea
Smith (R-OR), Yea
Snowe (R-ME), Yea
Specter (R-PA), Yea
Stevens (R-AK), Yea
Thomas (R-WY), Yea
Thompson (R-TN), Yea
Thurmond (R-SC), Yea
Torricelli (D-NJ), Yea
Voinovich (R-OH), Yea
Warner (R-VA), Yea

We should also aknowledge the senators that stood up to this blunder and say NAY!!

Akaka (D-HI), Nay
Bingaman (D-NM), Nay
Boxer (D-CA), Nay
Byrd (D-WV), Nay
Chafee (R-RI), Nay
Conrad (D-ND), Nay
Corzine (D-NJ), Nay
Dayton (D-MN), Nay
Durbin (D-IL), Nay
Feingold (D-WI), Nay
Graham (D-FL), Nay
Inouye (D-HI), Nay
Jeffords (I-VT), Nay
Kennedy (D-MA), Nay
Leahy (D-VT), Nay
Levin (D-MI), Nay
Mikulski (D-MD), Nay
Murray (D-WA), Nay
Reed (D-RI), Nay
Sarbanes (D-MD), Nay
Stabenow (D-MI), Nay
Wellstone (D-MN), Nay (RIP...had you not died, this would be a much different election year)
Wyden (D-OR), Nay
01:17 PM on 03/10/2008
thank you PrdAmerican . .. . the costs in human lives in unmeasurable . . .and the suffering the Iraqi's are enduring is beyond description . . . millions homeless, no running water, cholera, a whole generation has been destroyed and just so the neo-cons could get their hands on Iraqi oil . . . how anyone can even contemplate voting for hillary the bush enabler is beyond me . . .
01:41 PM on 03/10/2008
War is profit.

Old Klingon proverb.
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MajorKong
If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally
12:30 PM on 03/10/2008
12 billion here, 12 billion there, pretty soon you're talking real money.
01:52 PM on 03/10/2008
And to think that Bush is vetoing legislation that benefits Americans that cost less then 12 billion.

Cites deficit spending.

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, please keep your hands and fingers inside of the car as we head down the rabbit hole.
12:27 PM on 03/10/2008
You want to know why the economy is in the dumper and gas prices are sky high, all one has to do is look at this war in Iraq, and that giant sucking sound of 12 billion dollars!
12:34 PM on 03/10/2008
Let's surrender to the Arabs and abandon Israel and maybe we'll get cheaper oil.

Will that make you happy?
12:25 PM on 03/10/2008
I believe that Apollo to the moon costs us a total of about $130 billion, in today's dollars, over five years. Of course, that adventure didn't do nearly as much for our national prestige, and there are generations who don't even remember it. Iraq provides much more bang for the buck. It will be paid for by many many generations.
04:40 PM on 03/10/2008
Oh yea, sure it will. You’re dreaming man. Wakeup there, wherever you are? I can’t believe that there are people like YOU who still believe in this mess that Bush has put us in. Why should we spend our money to promote so-called “democracy” in Middle East, when their so-called Arab brothers haven’t done anything for Iraq? The Arab style of democracy will never be like ours. They will always be ruled by their religion; that means their rulers are selected and never will be elected.
This is a joke man. I think YOU should go to Iraq and see what we have accomplished by pouring our hard earn money there, since YOU believe that this blunder will pay off in the future. People are loosing their livelihood here and you are talking into pouring more money there? Why? Let the Arabs pour their money in Iraq. Most of the money that we have pumped in Middle East has been stolen. We did the hard part by removing Saddam; the Arabs should pay for the rest.
Please take your rosy outlook glasses off.
12:25 PM on 03/10/2008
BRING OUR TROOPS HOME, KEEP OUR TAX DOLLARS IN USA!!

IMPEACH BUSH AND COMPANY!!!!