Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Your tab for Bush's Wars: $8,000

From Raw Story:
Bush wars cost 40 times higher than original estimates; $8,000 per man, woman, child in U.S.

The United States is spending about $8,000 per man, woman and child in the country to pursue wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to new estimates that show the wars will cost about $2.4 trillion over the next decade.

More than one-fourth of the money spent in Iraq and Afghanistan — $705 billion — will go to paying interest on the wars' costs, which are being funded with borrowed dollars, according to an estimate to be released Wednesday by the Congressional Budget Office. Iraq accounts for about 80 percent of the costs with a $1.9 trillion tab, including $564 million in interest, a House budget committee staff director told USA Today, which reported the numbers Wednesday morning.

“The number is so big, it boggles the mind,” Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) told the newspaper.

Read the rest here.


News Sophisticate said...

Come to my site. Search "rumsfeld". See what this dirty ol' bastard was preaching to Congress on Sept. 10, 2001. You might be shocked. 2.4 Trillion dollars of "lost taxpayer money"

News Sophisticate said...

I truely love what you are accomplishing with your blog. Keep it up. I will check back regularly

Perhaps even a "new" banner for ya. Good work "rambler"

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News Sophisticate said...

start adding pics, though. Pictures say 1,000 words more.

It's easy with Blogger.