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2.16.2006

Can We Write A Check?

Watching ABC News Tonight I learned that today the Bush Administration made a new request to Congress of $65.3 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan bringing the total FOR THIS YEAR to $110 billion. The total cost of the wars to date: $400 billion. Think of what that could have done if spent at home.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

C'mon Bush lovers.... Don't y'all have ANYTHING to say to defend a move like that? WE'RE WAITING!!!!!!

BigM said...

Hmmmm...

Money well spent to combat terrorism.

Of course if we weren't at war, us conservatives would say the money was better left in our pockets. But leave it to a liberal to salivate over the numbers and think of all the social programs he/she/it could fund with it.

Anonymous said...

Fighting terrorism? We have greatly increased the use of terrorism around the world. Iraq is now the largest breeding ground for new terrorists. And we only have had to spend some $400,000,000,000 - so far. When will it end? I'm certain our economy would be much better and our society better if we and/or our government had spent that money on more deserving domestic products or projects.

Collectionsite said...

Do you know how many DRU'S and other Voting Machines this could have bought for Wise County ??

Anonymous said...

Well, let's see, maybe a brand new widescreen HDTV plasma TV? Yeh, that's good. Then I can sit back and watch a great picture of the war in America instead of on foreign soil. Barry, ever serve your country the old-fashioned way?

Sometimes we have to fight in order to survive. If you folks want a fair and just world, better that we make the rules rather then them.

Are you people cowards or just ignorant?

Anonymous said...

Domestic projects? Such as? Maybe continuing to enable the poor to remain poor by paying the way for them and their offspring? By researching whether mice like regular or barbecue doritos? Do you realize how much money is wasted on domestic programs? Can you assure that if we don't spend money to fight these crazy wars that we would not have been attacked already by a dirty nuke? Can you promise that? How do you know? How is the president supposed to know. He'll never get credit for preventing something bad that would have happened but didn't...because you can't prove that.

gofish said...

I don't like spending all that money to have our guys in Iraq but I don't really care much for people taking over planes and flying them into buildings. If spending the money helps find, fight and reduce the amount of terrorist attack in my country, I'll go along.
The growth in terrorist camps didn't start with this war. It started long before as we were attacked around the world but not in our country. They finally got the nerve to come here where we offer so much and they took away - took lives and time and money. What's OK about that with you?

We could have used the money in other places but I rather my tax dollars fight the bad guys. I take care of my family and take responsibility for them. I give to organizations to help the less fortunate and donate my time also. I don't expect the government to do it because they really, really stink at it. Has poverty lessened with government assistance? Are there fewer unwanted babies? single parents? drug addiction? alcohol addiction? disease? Nope.

Anonymous said...

10:03 and 12:17, Please, there are public needs far too extensive to list here but how about: increased research into alternative fuels, repair and replacement of aging bridges, roads, dams, and water and sewer systems? How about improved pay for good teachers? How about further funding for basic science that could have enormous effects on all our lives. And how about being able to reduce taxes without impacting the above needed functions?

And as far as whether all this spending has prevented further hi-jackings or terrorist attempts, who knows? You can't logically prove a negative. But OK, I'll say, yes, we wouldn't have had any attacks if we hadn’t invaded Iraq and spent 400 billion dollars. Can you prove otherwise?

I'm all for appropriate defense of our country. The attack on Afghanistan was justified. The attack on and occupation of Iraq
was not.

Anonymous said...

I suppose some idiots would like to build more towers for terrorist to crash planes into. Who isn't intelligent enough to figure out you have to take the war to them rather than wait for them to come on our streets?

Anonymous said...

Who is not intelligent enough to recognize that we are creating more terrorists than we are killing with our stupid involvement in Iran?

Anonymous said...

Whoopse - I meant Iraq - just a preminition about Iran maybe?

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:17. If it weren't for our wonderful military to be fighting this in THEIR country, we just might not have one, then we wouldn't have to worry about any of things you just brought up.

You're right, there needs to be more money spent on some of the things you listed, but what good is that if we are..........Not here!

Anonymous said...

Many of ya'll just don't seem to get it. All the $$$ we spend in Iraq DOSE NOT guarantee anything except it costs lots of $ and loss of life. We might be just as secure if we only deployed our fine military when and where it is truly needed. Just because Bush says there are boogiemen everywhere just doesn't make it so.