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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

California Fires Vs Iraq War


tree on fire Irvine
Originally uploaded by ejkim06
This is one of those "perspective" moments...

Hurricane force Santa Anna winds drive fires over hundreds of square miles of California causing over $1B in damage.

Cost of 1 day of the Iraq war: same price...about $1B a day*

Imprison George Bush and Dick Cheney (after due process, of course) - they are the great destroyer, squanderer, murderers of our time. Right up there with Hitler, Stalin, Mao.

* American operations in Iraq now cost $12 billion a month, and the total cost of the war could reach $1.4 trillion, according to a new report from the Congressional Research Service. From Danger Room:

Additional war costs for the next 10 years could total about $472 billion if troop levels fall to 30,000 by 2010, or $919 billion if troop levels fall to 70,000 by about 2013. If these estimates are added to already appropriated amounts, total funding could be $980 billion to $1.4 trillion by 2017. [Italics mine]

Meanwhile, Inside Defense also reports that "top Pentagon budget and program officials have directed the military services to prepare spending proposals to finance Iraq and Afghanistan operations... through fiscal year 2009, which will span the last days of the Bush administration and the early months of the next administration."

http://www.democrats.org/a/2007/07/cost_of_iraq_wa.php

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