Monday, July 09, 2007

The Facts Are Not In Question

AP (07.09.07):
"A progress report on Iraq will conclude that the U.S.-backed government in Baghdad has not met any of its targets for political, economic and other reform, speeding up the Bush administration's reckoning on what to do next, a U.S. official said Monday.

Official: Iraq Gov't Misses All Targets

"The 'pivot point' for addressing the matter will no longer be Sept. 15, as initially envisioned, when a full report on Bush's so-called 'surge' plan is due, but instead will come this week when the interim mid-July assessment is released, the official said."

"'The facts are not in question,' the official told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the draft is still under discussion. 'The real question is how the White House proceeds with a post-surge strategy in light of the report.'"

And if that weren't enough. AP (07.09.07):

"The boost in troop levels in Iraq has increased the cost of war there and in Afghanistan to $12 billion a month, and the total for Iraq alone is nearing a half-trillion dollars, congressional analysts say.

All told, Congress has appropriated $610 billion in war-related money since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror assaults, roughly the same as the war in Vietnam.

Report: Wars Cost US $12 Billion a Month



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just think if we used that war money to bolster Social Security for our retirees and widows? Or if we spent it on health care for everyone? (Or maybe our international image?)

1:35 PM  
Blogger knobboy said...

Or roads.
Or schools.
Or alternative energy.
Or, or, or.


2:59 PM  

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