Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Are You Safe Yet?

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Jim Hightower has a great poster with facts about our national disaster in Iraq. Here's the part about the money:
* The official White House claim before the invasion of what the war and occupation would cost U.S.taxpayers: $50 billion
* As of July 2006, the total amount appropriated by Congress for Bush's ongoing war and occupation: $295,634,921,248
* Current Pentagon spending per month in Iraq: $8 billion (or $185,185.19 per minute)
* Assuming all troops return home by 2010, the projected 'real costs' for the war: More than $1 trillion
(includes veterans' pay and medical costs, interest on the billions Bush has borrowed to pay for his war, etc.)


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