Pentagon sees U.S. war cost in Iraq rising

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  1. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    reuters

     
  2. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    King George has drained the treasury on this one. What a great job of pissing away our Nations $$$ while Bin Laden is still free. We lost 20 more Americans today for nothing. I can think of lot better things to spend our nations dollars and lives on but it seems Republicans are more interested in buying bombs & bullets then building roads or a healthcare plan for all Americans.
     
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    Can they really get 8.4 billion a month from just tax payers? :confused:
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Gives a nice tickle to the G-spot of the military-industrial complex... gentlemen, more pork please and trebles all round.
     
  5. takao macrumors 68040

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    like that money couldn't have spent way better...
     
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    ole george is confused on the whole concept of government by the peephole, with the peephole and for the peephole. the peeps did elect him.

    You have to admire his dogged determination to blindly maintain full speed ahead through these iceberg infested waters. Of course, our ship is unsinkable...
     
  7. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    imagine how much good half a trillion dollars would have done in Africa... instead GWB & Friends spend it on killing people...
     
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    What exactly is a billion anyway? A thousand million? :confused:
     
  9. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Generally speaking, yes.

    Billion = 10^9
     
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    What George is doing is passing this down the generations meaning we,our kids & grandkids will be holding this debt along with China doing the financing. Terrific isnt it?
     
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    $96 billion just this year alone that could have been returned to the US taxpayers. Now where are all the conservatives who hate it when the government "steals from them at the point of a gun"? Seem they only hate government giving to the poor, they applaud when government gives to the rich. It's disgusting.
     
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    1,000,000,000
     
  13. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Hey, it's only money.

    Besides, if you gave it to the Dems they'd just waste it on stuff like port security and health care.

    :mad:
     
  14. zimv20 thread starter macrumors 601

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    in this instance, yes.

    i'm not sure how many people know that there are actually two measures for a billion: 10^9 and 10^12.
     
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    I thought it was the distinction between the two that led to his initial confusion.
     
  16. zimv20 thread starter macrumors 601

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    i couldn't tell.
     
  17. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Just to put that in a little perspective:

    You will have lived one million seconds shortly after 11.5 days of life. You won't reach the age of one billion seconds until a little after you turn 31 years old. And there haven't been a trillion seconds pass since humans were biologically distinguishable from apes.

    So when someone says this war may end up costing us a trillion dollars by the time it's all said and done, just look at the single in your pocket and imagine that even if someone gave you one of those per second, they couldn't pay you half of what we spend in Iraq in one month in your entire lifetime. Then try and justify the total cost of the war.
     
  18. Queso macrumors G4

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    10^9 = 1 milliard
    10^12 = 1 billion

    For some reason the word milliard has disappeared from the US vocabulary somewhere along the way. Sadly the US definition of billion has now been exported all over the anglosphere, so sooner or later it'll disappear from international English too.
     
  19. zimv20 thread starter macrumors 601

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    'cuz i keep getting it confused with that word for "a million ducks." what's that word again?
     
  20. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    thats really sad... :(
     
  21. solvs macrumors 603

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    What a waste of money. Too bad it took us so long to catch on. Well, some of us.
     
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    Yeah, but for some reason we're supposed to listen to the people who've been wrong this whole time about nearly everything...
     
  23. solvs macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I don't get that either. Fool me once... well, you know.
     
  24. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Unfortunately, some of us will be fooled again.
     
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    Apparently only about 28% of us, given recent poll numbers.
     

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