Our neocon overlords are asking for another US$25bn now, and plan to ask for US$50bn again in February, to “support” the war in Iraq? That’s US$200bn total to trash Baghdad for decades to come, lose priceless chunks of ancient history forever, discover there are no WMDs after all, blow 30,000 (and counting) Iraqi civilians to bits, “sacrifice” another 800 (and counting) American personnel, fill terrorist recruitment bungalows around the world for the forseeable future, topple a government in Spain (purely by accident, of course), turn all our allies against us, and make Dick Cheney rich.
And will Bush ask for more after February? Just how long is the United States going to “stay the course” in Iraq, mini-Vietnam that it has become?
Do the math, kids. There are just over 120 million regularly filing taxpayers in the United States. If you are a taxpayer, your equal individual share of this Iraq war, as an American taxpayer, would be nearly US$1,700.00. Good value for the money? Heh… You tell me.