WAR COST USA OVER $300,000,000,000.00 +
A billion seconds ago, it was 1959.
A billion minutes ago, Jesus was alive.
A billion hours ago, our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate Washington spends it.
And it's YOUR money.
The Senate moved toward approving $81 billion for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on Thursday in a measure that would push the total cost of combat and reconstruction past $300 billion.http://beta.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050421/ap_on_go_co/us_iraq_spending_7&printer=1
The legislation is the fifth emergency spending package Congress has passed for wars since the "terror attacks" on Sept. 11, 2001.
It's been 1,312 days since GWB said he'd catch UBL 'Dead or Alive!
1, 740 ? Military Fatalities In Iraqhttp://icasualties.org/oif/
War has killed 100,000 Iraqis?http://www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2004/10/28/iraq_deaths041028.html
Al Qaeda is a creation of the US intelligence apparatus.http://globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO504B.html
US intelligence is not only involved in creating phony terror warnings, it is indirectly also behind the terror groups, providing them with covert support.
"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified."http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/spyring
Gallup Finds 53% Feel Iraq War Not Worth Ithttp://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000891594
The youngest segment polled, and the oldest, were most opposed. A majority of 18- to 29-year-olds, and a majority of Americans aged 65 and older, think it was not worth going to war.
Howard Dean warns of danger of Iraq pullouthttp://rawstory.com/news/2005/Dean_warns_of_danger_of_Iraq_pullout_04_21_2005_0901am.html
"Okay, we lied you all into this here war and I can understand you wanting to quit and get your kids back home. But there are very good reasons for us to go on fighitng this thing and as soon as I can come up with a few I'll let you know."
The normalization of warhttp://www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/GD22Aa01.html
Noting with regret that "the armed forces are no longer representative of the people they serve", retired Admiral Stanley Arthur has expressed concern that "more and more, enlisted as well as officers are beginning to feel that they are special, better than the society they serve". Such tendencies, concluded Arthur, are "not healthy in an armed force serving a democracy".
Washington Post glorifies US military "ruthlessness" in Iraqhttp://www.itszone.co.uk/zone0/viewtopic.php?t=33454&sid=231ea71ddbc48c43cecae9840da579b7
The latest article is an indication that the Washington Post considers the collective punishment meted out against the people of Fallujah to be the model for counter-insurgency operations in cities and towns across Iraq. To do so, it needs men like Ruiz, who have been so brutalised by the desperate conditions of life in the US and their experiences in the American military that they approach killing another human being without feeling the slightest moral or political qualms.
The shadow Iraqi governmenthttp://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/GD21Ak02.html
The ideal White House/Pentagon script for Iraq calls for a pro-American government, total control of at least 12% of the world's known oil reserves and 14 military bases to make it happen. Reality has been churning up other ideas.
Chopper Shot Down in Iraqhttp://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,154142,00.html
The six Americans on board were civilian contractors for Blackwater Security, a North Carolina-based contracting firm that provides security for the U.S. State Department.
Bombs, clashes shake Iraqhttp://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/48E49BD5-B9DE-4259-99ED-4E9AAE08086C.htm
The depressing pace of the political process coupled with the pervasive presence of US forces has convinced many Iraqis that they have lost sovereignty and political independence.
Allawi escapes assassination attempthttp://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/1C0FFAF1-86EF-4F0B-AF28-2EDFB27D4AF2.htm
Why China is growing so fasthttp://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/GD21Ad01.html
They make things.