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Throw Back Tuesday-720 Million dollar day War!
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A few bloggers on this site love to compare Bush vs Obama and Iraq vs Obamacare..Actually, the comparisons are crazy because it's like comparing apples and oranges. I've decided to look at the comparisons from a different angle-cost.

CHICAGO, Sept. 21 2007 The money spent on one day of the Iraq war could buy homes for almost 6,500 families or health care for 423,529 children, or could outfit 1.27 million homes with renewable electricity, according to the American Friends Service Committee, which displayed those statistics on large banners in cities nationwide Thursday and Friday.

The war is costing $720 million a day or $500,000 a minute, according to the group's analysis of the work of Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz and Harvard public finance lecturer Linda J. Bilmes.

The estimates made by the group, which opposes the conflict, include not only the immediate costs of war but also ongoing factors such as long-term health care for veterans, interest on debt and replacement of military hardware.

"The wounded are coming home, and many of them have severe brain and spinal injuries, which will require round-the-clock care for the rest of their lives," said Michael McConnell, Great Lakes regional director of the AFSC, a peace group affiliated with the Quaker church.


The cost to implement the Affordable Health care act over the past 4 YEARS-since 2010(350 million) this includes cost outside of the website..You be the judge. Would you rather pay for a war or health care?


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timeontarget commented on Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 06:31 AM

PN, The so called wars of the past three or four decades have accomplished little more than making America and Americans all hated by people of foreign countries throughout the world.

Those military misadventures carried out by mercenary soldiers fallowing orders of lying politicians are the primary reason that this once great nation is floundering in an ocean of debt.

timeontarget commented on Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 06:32 AM


Funkentelecky commented on Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 at 16:47 PM


When you join the military you are sworn in to obey the orders of the President and his subordinate leadership. So Officers and Senior Non-Commisioned Officers official orders are the rule of law in the military. I served in Operation Iraqui Freedom, I was part of the initial invasion on March 20, 2003. So am I a mercenary?

timeontarget commented on Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 at 16:58 PM

Were you drafted????

If not you were a hired soldier.

Funkentelecky commented on Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 15:30 PM

No TOT, I wasn't drafted I enlisted on 9/13/82 and served from 2/15/83 till 3/1/04 over 21 years service.

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