[FoRK] ha ha bush

Owen Byrne owen at permafrost.net
Sun Aug 8 03:15:39 PDT 2004


Eugen Leitl wrote:

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One gif deserves another:
http://graphics7.nytimes.com/images/2004/08/07/opinion/20040808_opart.gif

"The mission in Iraq, which the Bush administration undertook in the 
name of protecting the American
people, has cost $144.4 billion, including $25 billion in the 
administration's budget request for next year.
(And this does not include $60 billion more expected to be requested 
after November.) Keeping in mind
that containing Saddam Hussein would have cost roughly $2.5 billion a 
year, here's another way to look
at how the $144.4 billion for Iraq could have been spent to safeguard 
Americans."

Owen



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