Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Seven Years In, U.S. Spending to Rebuild Iraq Tops $44 Billion

All those penny-pinching Republicans are whining loudly about the cost of the new health care law. It costs way too much, they say. 

Yet these same Republican lawmakers raised nary a peep when the previous president decided to start an elective war against Iraq, a country that—contrary to their claims—was not associated with the Sept. 11 terrorists.

Turns out that war costs way too much too, especially a war we didn't have to fight. Seven years after the U.S. invaded Iraq, USA Today has totaled up the cost of rebuilding Iraq: It's $44.6 billion. 

Which Republican legislators are dumb enough to complain about health care costs and forget about the costs of the war they supported? 

That would be Oklahoma's two senators, Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn. 

1 comment:

Tulsan said...

Why do so-called deficit hawks have a deficit of attention when it comes to pointless war expenditures?

Dr. Coburn spends his time putting on Band-Aids while arteries are gushing blood (quite literally in this case.)