That would be the cost of the Iraq war. In terms people can better appreciate, that’d be 36 bail-outs of the auto industry, or 1.5 massive stimulus plans for the economy. All wasted on Iraq. All wasted because our president is an idiot, and the Republicans enabled him every step of the way. But we don’t have money for Detroit, and we don’t have money for health care reform. We only have money when the Republicans want to go blow up other countries in wars of convenience based on a lie. (Via Taegan)
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