The [GAO] report makes a direct link between U.S. government spending — including $642 billion on U.S. military operations there and $24 billion for training and equipping the Iraqi security forces — and Iraq’s cumulative surplus of $52.1 billion through the end of 2009.
For comparison purposes, Iraq’s annual gross domestic product is $65.8 billion. Meanwhile, the U.S. national debt has soared from $6.4 trillion to $13.4 trillion since former president George W. Bush invaded Iraq and decided to borrow the money for wars and slash taxes.
This coincides in time with a statement from the execrable Marty Peretz, continuing to glory in his latest anti-Muslim quote:
“Frankly, Muslim life is cheap, especially for Muslims.” This is a statement of fact, not value.
Well Marty, by the time it is all done and dusted in Iraq we’ll likely have spent in excess of $2 trillion dollars and ended the life of at least a quarter million Muslims, so that’s $8,000,000 a life on the American tax payer’s dime. Is that value enough for you as a sociopath?