Friday, March 19, 2010

Iraq War 900 Billion vs Health Care 940 Billion

Iraq War Facts, Results & Statistics at February 16, 2010

4,379 US Soldiers Killed, 31,669 Seriously Wounded

By Deborah White, Guide

" Mar 7 2010
For your quick reading, I've listed key statistics about the Iraq War, taken primarily from data analyzed by various think tanks, including The Brookings Institution's Iraq Index, and from mainstream media sources. Data is presented as of February 16, 2010, except as indicated.


Spent & Approved War-Spending - About $900 billion of US taxpayers' funds spent or approved for spending through Sept 2010.

U.S. 2009 Monthly Spending in Iraq - $7.3 billion as of Oct 2009

U.S. 2008 Monthly Spending in Iraq - $12 billion
U.S. Spending per Second - $5,000 in 2008 (per Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on May 5, 2008)

Cost of deploying one U.S. soldier for one year in Iraq - $390,000 (Congressional Research Service)

Lost & Unaccounted for in Iraq - $9 billion of US taxpayers' money and $549.7 milion in spare parts shipped in 2004 to US contractors. Also, per ABC News, 190,000 guns, including 110,000 AK-47 rifles.

Missing - $1 billion in tractor trailers, tank recovery vehicles, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and other equipment and services provided to the Iraqi security forces. (Per CBS News on Dec 6, 2007.)

Mismanaged & Wasted in Iraq - $10 billion, per Feb 2007 Congressional hearings

Halliburton Overcharges Classified by the Pentagon as Unreasonable and Unsupported - $1.4 billion

Amount paid to KBR, a former Halliburton division, to supply U.S. military in Iraq with food, fuel, housing and other items - $20 billion

Portion of the $20 billion paid to KBR that Pentagon auditors deem "questionable or supportable" - $3.2 billion. "

Ok, lets cut the bullshit...these idiots prefer to spend 900 Billion dollars on this Republickers'-loved,  Repuglickers'-cooked-up Iraq war in an eight year period, but they scream about a Health Care bill that will spend less money over the same time and save hundreds of thousands of people?  The numbers speak for themselves...900 billion in eight years of war means an average of 112 Billion per year and counting indefinitely, compared with 940 billion over ten years, or an average of 94 Billion per year. So in my view these Repuglickers are not against this because of the cost...or they would be screaming for us to stop the war. If there are 45000 poor people dying each year for lack of health care, then it must mean they want these people to die for some reason....maybe they do not like or care for poor people and their votes.  If we have a terrorist attack and lose 3000 people every year, it still does not compare or validate letting 45000 poor people die....unless you are a Rich Republican piece of shit....They...the Republican following, the Republican sheep did not care for how much money disappeared or was wasted by the Republican Administration they supported and still supports but they expect us to be fooled by their concern for Health costs...They would have been as vocal against the war and the waste as they are now...if they cared...


  1. Yeah. F'ing disgusting, ain't it??

    This caught my eye, just as an aside:
    Cost of deploying one U.S. soldier for one year in Iraq - $390,000
    Those soldiers sure ain't making that, that's for sure.

  2. Hello Bee, that is sad....they are willing to spend that much to send the troops to die but they will not give them a decent salary...they are the evil they fear...they supported bush when he refused to raise their pay....they said nothing...they kept quiet...the opposite of what they are doing now....they scream for cost effectiveness...the hypocrites

  3. they are hypocrites, no question about it. How they can have a base of supporters is mind-boggling to me. My hope is the wars will end SOON and healthcare reform will be welcomed and dems will get the credit due and rethugs won't hold power ever again!

  4. There's always more for war. till there ain't anymore. And that day is coming, very soon.

    Welcome to Comrade Chimpy's USSA, soon to be defunct.

  5. The righties always remember the saying "Millions for defense contractors. Not one penny for tribute."

    The other point I'd like to make is all the soldiers and civilians killed or injured in Iraq since the invasion are just as much victims of terrorism as the poor sould killed and injured on 9/11. Only the deaths and injuries of these people were abetted by Bush and those that supported this miserable and needless invasion and occupation.

  6. Most Iraq spending went to transferring wealth from taxpayers to war profiteers, like Cheney's Halliburton. That's the key. If spending benefits the rich, the GOP is all for it.

    Every penny spent on the people is a penny the GOP can't spend on a millionaire.

  7. When you figure in the long term care that all of these wounded vets will be needing, the 900 billion is probably conservative. Not that I necessarily agree with all the Democratic spending, either, but, yes, your point on the war is very apt.

  8. Sue, we are this close to having these things...I am optimistic that these things will happen.

    JR, we will soon be working and owned by the Chinese...welcome to the United States of China?

    Truth, they took terrorist actions in our name, you are right, the dead Iraqis and our troops are indeed victims, and we who suffer through this recession are also victims.

  9. TomCat, I believe that their transfer of wealth was indeed part of the plan all along, in fact that is the angle from which I wrote my book.

    Will, I love to spend...when I earn my money, I know that I have to buy stuff to eat, to live, for entertainment and everything else that will make me get by...I understand that I cannot live without buying the necessities....and I understand the Dems have to spend, how will the country eat otherwise? Spending for survival is not the Repuglickers spent and stole for their past eight years. When we spend to revitalize the economy that is smart...and we must not take that stupid Repuglickers stand that spending to recover is bad.

  10. Well said, my friend. I will add a point brought up by a Democrat in tonight's House debate. I think it fits perfectly here.

    While Americans were losing their jobs and health care insurance in ever larger numbers here in America, the Bush Administration and Republican-controlled Congress were sending $1 billion to Iraq for building a network of clinics and providing (he claimed) universal health care.

    I'm not sure about the universal health care part, but that Dem was right about the funding for a nationwide network of health clinics in Iraq. Just one problem. A whole lot of them were never finished. Some that were supposedly finished weren't complete or even safe. And some of the clinics weren't even started. Of course, all the money for them went down the crackpot crusaders'/corrupt Iraqis' glory hole.

    That's health care reform GOP style — corrupt and incompetent from start to finish, costing taxpayers a fortune, given to foreigners who hate our guts and ultimately delivering mostly something you don't want to have to scrape off your shoe.

  11. SW, Yea, they do not want Socialism in this country but they pay for it in another.

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