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Old 08-11-2008, 09:18 AM
 
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Beside the enormous expense of this war, would anyone venture how many taxpayer dollars/US deficient debt dollars are being spent to payoff the Iraqi's/Afghan's/Pakistani's/etc. who have claims against the US for lost lives/damaged and destroyed property (add to this all the paid-out American dollars to all the tribal leaders, mid-level foreign bureaucrats, religious leaders, political leaders, and on and on) and how can one honestly not find it ironic that many of the people in our democracy who go apoplectic over tax increase spending proposals for domestic health care, child care programs, increased veteran spending, and social safety net programs raise nary an eyebrow over the massive taxpayer/debt spending dollars sunk into the black hole of this overseas conflict.
What did I say..

"WASHINGTON - A U.S. Army program in which soldiers pay cash to Iraqis to help with expenses, large and small, has spent $2.8 billion in five years, The Washington Post reported Monday."

This is not all we've spent on pay-offs and bribes, take that to the bank.

..but it's for our e-l-e-c-t-i-v-e war, so that's OK - no? Heaven forbid we spend more on badly underfunded social welfare programs here at home. The anti-tax zealots will emerge as usual frothing at the mouth and shouting "commie socialists!"

*note - just reread Sam Harris's book "Letter to a Christian Nation." Recommended read. Are you listening Mr.Rapture? Time to come home from Beijing after watching the redeem team and get to work on saving our unraveling world.
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:23 AM
 
Location: S.Florida
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What did I say..

"WASHINGTON - A U.S. Army program in which soldiers pay cash to Iraqis to help with expenses, large and small, has spent $2.8 billion in five years, The Washington Post reported Monday."

This is not all we've spent on pay-offs and bribes, take that to the bank.

..but it's for our elective war, so that's OK - no? Heaven forbid we spend more on badly underfunded social welfare programs here at home. The anti-tax zealots will emerge as usual frothing at the mouth and shouting "commie socialists!"

*note - just reread Sam Harris's book "Letter to a Christian Nation." Recommended read. Are you listening Mr.Rapture? Time to come home from Beijing after watching the redeem team and get to work on our unraveling world.

I am shocked thats its only 2.8 billion .
Our GVMT pays Iraqi militias not to fight each other or us. Some abide by it some dont .

One day we will stop paying than look out .
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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