Saturday, August 28, 2010
Iraq War VICTORY
I've said before in this forum (and was opposed by a few backwards liberals who continue to...day by day...be proved wrong in their entire ideology) that the Iraq War was justified and even reasonably executed (its war...it will have its ups and downs).
Before I rant, I want to thank all of the men and women who served our country in Iraq. Thank you for your sacrifices. Thank you to your families. Thank you for keeping the battle abroad and for fighting the ultimate fight. There are no bigger heroes than you. I can proudly say that for the past seven years I have supported you AND your cause...our cause. May God continue to Bless you and yours.
The Congessional Budget Office (CBO), a nonpartisan organization, estimated that the Iraq War cost 709 billion dollars over EIGHT calendar years. Barack Obama has blown through MUCH more money at an alarming and irresponsible pace in LESS THAN TWO years in office. As I said in a previous post, everything Mr. Obama touches turns for the worse. Everything. Consider the following:
- Obama's stimulus, passed in his first month in office, will cost more than the entire Iraq War -- more than $100 billion (15%) more.
- Just the first two years of Obama's stimulus cost more than the entire cost of the Iraq War under President Bush, or six years of that war.
- Iraq War spending accounted for just 3.2% of all federal spending while it lasted.
-Iraq War spending was not even one quarter of what we spent on Medicare in the same time frame.
-Iraq War spending was not even 15% of the total deficit spending in that time frame. The cumulative deficit, 2003-2010, would have been four-point-something trillion dollars with or without the Iraq War.
-The Iraq War accounts for less than 8% of the federal debt held by the public at the end of 2010 ($9.031 trillion).
-During Bush's Iraq years, 2003-2008, the federal government spent more on education that it did on the Iraq War. (State and local governments spent about ten times more.) ~ Hoven 8/22/2010
We might only have two more years to suffer this atrocious excuse of a presidency, but will we still be "us" in two years? At this pace, Barack Obama will ruin the Republic far beyond anything recognizable of our former selves.
It's time to pray...
Iraq War Cost < Obama Stimulus Act
"If an American is to amount to anything he must rely upon himself, and not upon the State; he must take pride in his own work, instead of sitting idle to envy the luck of others. He must face life with resolute courage, win victory if he can, and accept defeat if he must, without seeking to place on his fellow man a responsibility which is not theirs." - Theodore Roosevelt