Ben Cantrick (mackys) wrote,
Ben Cantrick

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Ten things we could buy with the money we've spent on Iraq.

#4: Free gas for everybody for 1.2 years

US drivers consume approximately 384.7 million gallons of gasoline a day. Retail prices averaged $2.64 a gallon in 2006. Breaking it down, $456 billion could buy gasoline for everybody in the United States for about 450 days.

By the way, this is only what we've spent on Iraq so far - about $450 billion. Most people up on The Hill estimate that the total cost of the unjustified invasion and bloody occupation of Iraq may end up being 2-4 times this much, or about $2 billion. How does free gas for everyone in the USA for 5 years sound?

Oh BTW, has Dubya captured or killed that guy who crashed the planes into the towers - Osama Bin Laden - yet? No?? And how are prices at the pump? Nearing record highs in absolute dollars?? Oh my...
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