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Sunday, May 30, 2010

A trillion dollars is a lot of money

We passed a shameful milestone this weekend as we remember those who gave their lives fighting to defend America.   The cost of the Iraq/Afghanistan wars passed the trillion dollar mark this week making them by far the most expensive wars in actual dollars in our history and that is the official count.  In all likelihood, the cost is a lot higher. 

It has also cost America 5,000 lives, thousands more permanently injured, an estimated 200,000 Iraqi lives and there is no end in sight.  Lifetime care for Iraqi vets alone is expected to add another 500 billion or so to the tab so the end result will probably hit the 2 trillion mark.  That's about $6,600 for each and every American.

Think what we could have done with that money instead of wasting it in Iraq -

Then again just last week Nestor Kirchner, the formed President of Argentina said that George Bush once directly told him, "The best way to revitalize the economy is war."

"We had a discussion in Monterrey. I said that a solution for the problems right now, I told Bush, is a Marshall Plan," he claimed to have suggested. "And he got angry. He said the Marshall Plan is a crazy idea of the Democrats. He said the best way to revitalize the economy is war, and that the United States has grown stronger with war."

The worst President in history.   There is no debate. 

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