I received this small note this morning from my mathematical friend who is consumed with the real meaning of the numbers that are flung about by that collection of dregs that now parades as our Federal government:
How Much Is Too Much To Spend On a Preemptive War?
As of this third week in March 2008, the wars in the Mideast (Afghanistan and Iraq) have cost us $538.6 Billion. That is $5,686 per U.S. family.
Let's see if we can wrap our minds around the numbers.
· $538.6 Billion dollars would buy ALL the fuel for ALL the commuters in Minnesota for 116 years and four months. (At 12,000 miles per year, 20 mpg, $3.10 per gallon)
· $538.6 Billion dollars would pay a year of premiums on a $955 per month health insurance policy for EVERY uninsured person in the United States. (46,995,000 as of August, 2007)
· At $250 Million per bridge, $538.6 Billion dollars would replace 2,154 bridges- Advertisement -
· $538.6 Billion dollars is a LOT of money.
My $5,686 could have been spent in many better ways.
At the risk of sounding naïve, why don't we just buy the oil, instead of trying to control it?
Dan Martin (end quote..)
I agree Dan. Why didn't we just save our selves, our country and the world a lot of grief, and just pay for the oil we needed or wanted? Why? Because blasting other countries off the map, killing indigenous populations, manufacturing weaponry and making war a business was far more profitable on so many fronts.
Think what we have accomplished by attacking non-threatening countries that had something we coveted. Just look at the "freedom" we brought to Afghanistan and Iraq! Look at these burgeoning democracies that have governments we hand picked to make sure things were done our way to benefit the elite. We have many things to be thankful for in this massive genocide for oil and thanks to the use of Depleted Uranium on the Iraqi's, massive and horrendous birth defects are occurring at an alarming rate. Not that it matters, those exposed to this radio-active gas are going to have a short life anyway, and that includes our military that was also exposed.
Thanks to Paul Bremer, Iraqi farmers can no longer even save seed for next years crops. It's illegal.
Thanks to the World Bank, an Iraqi national cannot be loaned money for a business start-up . . . only foreign investors allowed."
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