Wednesday, January 17, 2007

3,024 US Dead and $1.2 Trillion Wasted in Iraq

While Bush has a long history of failures, his history of insider trading in Arbusto Energy, Spectrum 7 Energy, and Harken Energy stocks allowed him to reap millions in illegal profits spite of his poor management skills and lack of ethics. Now this lifelong failure has squandered the lives of 3, 024 brave Americans and robbed the treasury of $1.2 Trillion dollars. Bush’s born-again religious zealotry and amoral behavior has set a new benchmark for hypocrisy.

The way to come to grips with $1.2 trillion is to forget about the number itself and think instead about what you could buy with the money. When you do that, a trillion stops sounding anything like millions or billions.

For starters, $1.2 trillion would pay for an unprecedented public health campaign — a doubling of cancer research funding, treatment for every American whose diabetes or heart disease is now going unmanaged and a global immunization campaign to save millions of children’s lives. (NY Times) Continue reading ...


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