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God dammit. [Mar. 25th, 2003|12:46 am]
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http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/03/24/sprj.irq.war.main/index.html

Two things stick out.

* "Iraq's top diplomat said Monday in New York that the U.S.-led war against Iraq could last for years." What the fuck is he smoking?

* "President Bush Monday gave key lawmakers the administration's first estimate of the cost of war with Iraq -- about $75 billion, officials said." I did the math. With a population of 280 million people in the US, that adds up to about $270 for every person in this country. I want my goddamned money back, and I think a lot of people do. $270 per person is enough to feed every person in America for half a year, or enough to feed every poor person in the country for over four years.

I know that, to some degree, this is a necessary action. But to some degree it's not, and the government is spewing out a horribly large amount of money to kill people...
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[User Picture]From: eard_stapa
2003-03-25 03:28 am (UTC)
I certainly want mine back.

...I absolutely love your new userpic.
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[User Picture]From: hokie
2003-03-25 04:46 am (UTC)
What the fuck is he smoking?

Well, first, there's propaganda.

But after that, if the final stage of this war turns into "knife in the phone booth" type fighting in Baghdad with the Republican Guard, it might go for years. If we can coax the Guard out of Baghdad, it won't (unless by some miracle, the Medina Division 0wnz us).

$270 per person is enough to feed every person in America for half a year, or enough to feed every poor person in the country for over four years.

Indeed. Think of the social or educational programs that could be instituted with that money.

Consider the cost of this war, and the size of the tax cut that just passed.

Why has Greenspan stopped going on about balanced budgets like he was under Clinton? I smell an agenda.
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