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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Hidden Costs of Iraq War

From AlterNet. Be sure to watch the video:
The McLaughlin Group started out their Sunday program with a segment on the hidden costs of the war in Iraq.

They report that the current costs of the war are $1.5 billion a week. However, this number does not include $400 million a week in ancillary costs. So, that brings the total cost to a staggering $1.9 billion per week or $7.6 billion a month.

Newsweek's Eleanor Clift devastatingly sums up the segment by saying:

"This president has hidden the cost of this war... and this president cuts taxes and the top 1% and the Halliburtons of the world party on...while...people pay an extraordinary burden."

2 Comments:

At 8/28/2006 10:20 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

So how much should a war on terrorism cost? Yes, yes, I know...there isn't any connection to the war in Iraq and terrorism. Then again, if that's true, why didn't Bill Maher rebut Christopher Hitchens evidence with something more than lame IQ jokes?

http://www.malcontent.biz/blog/?p=1922

 
At 8/28/2006 10:26 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

Oh, yeah...watch the video.

(And don't miss the special message to the audience at about the 8:33 mark. Classic Hitch.)

 

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