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InvisibleSwami
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Iraq - Our money's worth?
    #4736399 - 09/30/05 01:41 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

(Third time now!)

Show of hands:

Did we really spend $300,000,000,000 wisely? Was that the absolute best purchase we could have made with that mind-boggling sum?

Did we really spend thousands of lives and tens of thousands of casualties wisely?

What tangible thing did we 'buy' with their sacrifice? How are we better and safer than before?


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Re: Iraq - Our money's worth? [Re: Swami]
    #4736405 - 09/30/05 01:43 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Where did the figure of 300 billion come from?




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Re: Iraq - Our money's worth? [Re: Phred]
    #4736444 - 09/30/05 01:50 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

According to http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0519/p01s03-usmi.html?s=hns ,Congress has approved about $192 billion for the war so far.

That's just for extra monies allocated speciffically by congress for the Iraq war; the actual amount of money spent in Iraq probably greatly exceeds that. And, the Iraq war continues to suck about $5 billion a month, according to a former Pentagon comptroller (cited in above article).


Regardless of the specific sum, a mind-boggling amount of money has been spent in Iraq. In my mind, it is quesionable whether the US has benefited from the war aside from the cost; certainly, the cost outweighs the benefits.


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Re: Iraq - Our money's worth? [Re: phi1618]
    #4736468 - 09/30/05 01:54 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Halliburton benefited from the war.


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Re: Iraq - Our money's worth? [Re: Phred]
    #4736474 - 09/30/05 01:55 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

It is currently at just under $200,000,000,000, but our "purchase" is far from complete and will  be years and many more $$$ before extraction and then even more AFTER the troops are gone to rebuild the collapsed Iraqi economy where unemployment now is TWICE that of pre-invasion Iraq. Good job!  :thumbup:

The spiking costs of oil are linked in some small part to our adventure in Iraq which is costing us all in so-called hidden costs.


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Re: Iraq - Our money's worth? [Re: Swami]
    #4736681 - 09/30/05 02:35 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

We've opened up a front to fight the terrorists on their own turf. Instead of them blowing themselves up in a Jewish cafe or planning a plot on U.S soil they are looking down the barrel of our soldiers rifles. We are killing terrorists and breaking up the infastructure that organizes their suicide bombings.

I'm not sure if democracy in iraq is a wise strategic decision in order to curb islamic-terrorism, however.


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Re: Iraq - Our money's worth? [Re: looner2]
    #4736778 - 09/30/05 02:53 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

We've opened up a front to fight the terrorists on their own turf

Trouble is the terrorists wern't in Iraq before Bush invaded.

of them blowing themselves up in a Jewish cafe or planning a plot on U.S soil they are looking down the barrel of our soldiers rifles.

They appear to be quite happily blowing themselves up in Madrid and London.

We are killing terrorists and breaking up the infastructure that organizes their suicide bombings

You hope...


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Re: Iraq - Our money's worth? [Re: Swami]
    #4736790 - 09/30/05 02:55 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

It is currently at just under $200,000,000,000,

And could someone remind me of just how many "WMD's" we put out of action in return for that sum...?


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Re: Iraq - Our money's worth? [Re: Alex213]
    #4736823 - 09/30/05 03:01 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

Alex213 said:
Trouble is the terrorists wern't in Iraq before Bush invaded.




That is a good thing! We are calling those crazies in from everywhere.... and KILLING them!


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Re: Iraq - Our money's worth? [Re: looner2]
    #4736847 - 09/30/05 03:04 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Indeed. Much better than having them do it on our soil!


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Re: Iraq - Our money's worth? [Re: daimyo]
    #4736887 - 09/30/05 03:11 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

However, it would have been nice to allocate that $300,000,000,000 for more progressive purposes.


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Re: Iraq - Our money's worth? [Re: looner2]
    #4736888 - 09/30/05 03:11 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

We've opened up a front to fight the terrorists on their own turf. Instead of them blowing themselves up in a Jewish cafe or planning a plot on U.S soil they are looking down the barrel of our soldiers rifles.

Yeah and last week I went into an old barn and smacked a hornet's nest so I could kill them there before they came into our neighborhood.


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Re: Iraq - Our money's worth? [Re: looner2]
    #4736903 - 09/30/05 03:14 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

That is a good thing! We are calling those crazies in from everywhere.... and KILLING them!

You're forgetting about Madrid and London.


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Re: Iraq - Our money's worth? [Re: Alex213]
    #4736917 - 09/30/05 03:17 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

Alex213 said:
That is a good thing! We are calling those crazies in from everywhere.... and KILLING them!

You're forgetting about Madrid and London.




What about it?


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Re: Iraq - Our money's worth? [Re: Swami]
    #4736923 - 09/30/05 03:19 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

Swami said:
We've opened up a front to fight the terrorists on their own turf. Instead of them blowing themselves up in a Jewish cafe or planning a plot on U.S soil they are looking down the barrel of our soldiers rifles.

Yeah and last week I went into an old barn and smacked a hornet's nest so I could kill them there before they came into our neighborhood.




Someone should say that to the terrorists! They pissed America off! Except we aren't armed with little stingers, but with NUCLEAR FUCKING MISSLES! They sure are lucky we are humane, because if we had their fanaticism their entire sandbox would be a sheet of glass.


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Re: Iraq - Our money's worth? [Re: looner2]
    #4736933 - 09/30/05 03:21 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

They pissed America off!

Saudi's attacked us on 9/11 so we kill Iraqis. *Logic alert!*


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Re: Iraq - Our money's worth? [Re: looner2]
    #4736937 - 09/30/05 03:21 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

but with NUCLEAR FUCKING MISSLES

Big fucking deal.

They sure are lucky we are humane, because if we had their fanaticism their entire sandbox would be a sheet of glass.

You're forgetting the oil.


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Invisiblelooner2
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Re: Iraq - Our money's worth? [Re: Swami]
    #4736944 - 09/30/05 03:22 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

Swami said:
They pissed America off!

Saudi's attacked us on 9/11 so we kill Iraqis. *Logic alert!*




We were attacked my muslim fanatics, not a country! *Logic alert!*


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Re: Iraq - Our money's worth? [Re: looner2]
    #4736959 - 09/30/05 03:24 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

So explain to me again why the U.S. attacked Iraq?


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Re: Iraq - Our money's worth? [Re: Rono]
    #4736967 - 09/30/05 03:25 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

So explain to me again why the U.S. attacked Iraq?

This is an exciting topic, was it ever done here before?


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