Sunday, August 21, 2005

Your money

Or maybe Bush's floundering War on Terrorism could repair a road or two. I couldn't find the current budget for the war in my quick two minute Google search, but I found this interesting, though dated, Washington Post article.

"With $166 billion spent or requested, Bush's war spending in 2003 and 2004 already exceeds the inflation-adjusted costs of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish American War and the Persian Gulf War combined, according to a study by Yale University economist William D. Nordhaus. The Iraq war approaches the $191 billion inflation-adjusted cost of World War I."
by Jonathan Weisman, Washington Post Sept. 9, 2003

The United Nations estimates that world hunger could be wiped out for around 13 billion US dollars a year. Unfortunately, it was more important for us to secure Iraq's oil fields for Exxon. Not to mention the paycheck that Halliburton made on this war.


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