Hello, Suckers!

September 28, 2007

Bush’s dazzlingly ambitious plan to provide on-the-ground military training for insurgents and terrorists, all while eroding America’s military strength, increasing the regional influence of anti-American players and blackening America’s name all over the world — a plan otherwise known as the invasion and occupation of Iraq — is obviously an expensive one. And since the Democrats seem determined to cave in to the president at every possible opportunity, it’s going to continue that way for the foreseeable future.

So let us thank the Center for America Progress for providing this handy interactive map that allows the taxpayers of each state to determine the size of their financial contribution to this blood-drenched fiasco, and how much more money Bush and the Republicans wish to pour down the rathole.

For example, as a resident of the Garden State, I can point to $20.8 billion already vampirized from the state by George’s little project, with another $7.1 billion set to follow it while our elected representatives mobilize for the important work of condemning advertisements from MoveOn.org.

So by all means, click on the map and contemplate your share of the tab. You might want to wait until after lunch, however. What you see is apt to spoil your appetite for the remainder of the weekend.

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One Response to “Hello, Suckers!”

  1. Caveat Says:

    Brutal! I wonder how much health care or enhanced education could have been purchased with that money?


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