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A few billion here, a few billion there… March 9, 2006

Posted by ultor in GWOT, politics.
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…pretty soon you’re talking about real money. George’s little Iraq adventure is now costing us $5,900,000,000 per month. Afghanistan operations add another $1B/month. Taken together, annual spending for the two wars will reach $117.6 billion for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30 — 18% above funding for the prior 12 months.

How about some perspective? That’s

  • more than the Department of Agriculture.
  • more than the Department of Commerce.
  • more than the Departments of Education, Energy, and Homeland Security. Combined.
  • three times as much as the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • as much as the Departments of Labor and Transportation. Combined.

Not what I’d consider a very good investment. Perhaps it’s time to fire our “CEO President.”

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