Brian Carlton - 3/9/2005 10:07 PM
kvining - 3/9/2005 3:07 PM
I have never, and I will never, see how this country has "benefited" from invading Iraq - at 200+ billion per year, with an estimated committment of 10 years, that is 2 trillion dollars out of our economy that is going to go down the rathole. For that kind of money, we could have afforded to get off of foreign oil, building new industries and greater national security in the process, not to mention removing billions of pounds of pollutants from our environment. The original reason turned out to be a lie, and any other reason we could benefit is bullshit compared to one overwhelming reason - oil. The war in Iraq has never been more than payback to the oil companies for years of support of the head neo-cons, the Bush family, and their cronies. And don't give me that "democracy" horseshit - if they wanted democracy so bad, why do they pal around with Saudi oil fascists, and why did democracy not come to Kuwait after we "freed" them in 91? Its a cover story to keep us there for years, while the oil industry gets us to rebuild Iraq's oil infrastructure for free. Can you even imagine the impact that money would have had in our own country, a country starved for good jobs, running deficits out of every orifice after this stupid adventure? Wake up dude, you wuz robbed.
Right on the money, as usual.
But, I fail to understand why the Dems have not spoken clearly on the costs of this war. Please correct me if I am mistake, however, IIRC, it consumes:
1 Billion Dollars
How can anybody with their brain intact argee to spend this amount of money to attempt to make a wholesale change in the government of a foreign nation. Does anyone really believe that the U.S. can possibly support this escapade? Clearly, nobody is willing to pay for it today.
I just cannot fathom how the majority of Americans cannot see the unbelievable cost of this effort. The Democratic party is partly to blame for this show continuing. I see nothing by any Dems that clearly portray the price.