Stimulus cost more than Iraq

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Stimulus cost more than Iraq
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Tue, 08-24-2010 - 9:46am
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Sat, 08-28-2010 - 6:20pm

~They didn't act like it was done..~

Are you joking?? Hoven's 1st paragraph:

"The Iraq War ends this month. The last combat brigade left August 19. Operation Iraqi Freedom, which began in 2003, will end August 31. September 1 marks the beginning of Operation New Dawn. Now that it's over, what did the Iraq War cost?"

~they did it by year, same with the stimulus calculations~

They left off quite a bit.

For starters, they go with a CBO July stat ($709 billion) which doesn't include VA medical costs in re: to Iraq to date, instead of the CBO's July stat which includes that ($748 billion).

Also, for ex., they include the stimulus projected cost to 2019 but not so in re: to the war's projected costs.

It would not surprise me to see the noticing of such reality denigrated as liberal spin or inability to accept stats, but that's not my loss.

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Sat, 08-28-2010 - 6:21pm
No, it doesn't. They left that off, too. Sometimes I think "support our troops" is just a motto for some.
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Sat, 08-28-2010 - 6:40pm
My husband is still there as are several thousand others, it's still costing us.
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Sat, 08-28-2010 - 11:26pm
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Sun, 08-29-2010 - 6:34am
But see what they also didn't note is the stimulus didn't provide for paying for ongoing jobs.


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Sun, 08-29-2010 - 6:36am
I agree, my friends and family are still there, and gasp they are combat soldiers, so Obama's declaration has been laughable to many of their families.





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Sun, 08-29-2010 - 9:07am

What's their MOS?


Chrissy


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Sun, 08-29-2010 - 9:21am

95% of combat troops have left Iraq. Those who haven't are due to leave within the next two months. So what is laughable about his comment? My husband is combat support and he will atest to the fact that his combat base is darn near empty.

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Sun, 08-29-2010 - 9:25am
Let me clarify all soldiers a "combat soldiers", but that is not their MOS. Every solider, medic, lawyer, or finance officer, is a solider first and their MOS second. They have been very clear that combat solider are drawing down in Iraq. Judging by the fact that my husband had 20 rooms to choose from, each
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Sun, 08-29-2010 - 9:32am
While you may believe they are coming home in 2 months, I have a family with young children who would beg to differ.