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The Surge

The fifth U.S. helicopter in less than three weeks was shot down in Iraq today.

How many of their helicopters have we shot down? Oh, wait. They don't use helicopters... and they're still kicking our *sses!

The Marines say they need to replace their outdated helicopters, but don't have the funds.

Uhm... it seems to me that you could buy a lot of helicopters for two billion dollars a week.

How the h*ll can anybody spend two billion dollars a week on anything? How the h*ll can anybody spend two billion dollars a week and not pick up a few dozen helicopters while they're at it?

For a running tally of the cost of the war in Iraq to date, check this out!.

So far, based on a population of 27-million, we've spent over thirteen-thousand dollars per Iraqi trying to kill them all. But they're not all dead yet. That doesn't seem very efficient. If you count only actual officially dead Iraqis, the cost is more like FIVE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS PER DEAD GUY!* That's counting dead girls, too, and dead little kids in their pajamas (Note: don't look at this link -- I did and I'm regretting it).

This whole idea of stirring up a genocidal civil conflict so the Iraqis will kill one another is way too expensive. If Bush -- and our congress and senate, who keep approving the appropriations for this -- want them all dead, why not just nuke 'em?

Better yet: why not just write a check to Dick Cheney and his Halliburton buddies for a trillion dollars and just say we killed 'em?


* Of course, if you go by these numbers, it only costs about half a million dollars to kill an Iraqi. Still, doesn't that seem like kind of a lot?


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Feb. 8th, 2007 02:56 am (UTC)
You know, (to date) there still has been no attempt at organized civil disobedience . . . pretty sad . . . no attempt to get people together for a general strike or boycotts . . . not even a single crate of tea thrown in Boston Harbor.

It's because we are a nation of lemmings. Scared lemmings. Screwed lemmings.

Feb. 8th, 2007 04:28 am (UTC)
Just nukin' them is likely to have all the world turn their eyes towards America, go WTF, and send a few nukes back.

America would be seen as the next nazi state if they made it painfully obvious that their interests are genocide. Of course, poppin' a few civvies here and there and trying to keep quiet about it and then turning around and going OOPS is a much better strategy.

Still, all in all I disagree with the war in Iraq, as does every other SANE person in the world. Problem is, your FANTASTIC government have dug themselves a massively deep hole and they don't know how to get out.

If everyone pulled out, it'dd be greater for the good of mankind... for about a day possibly. That is until Iraq decide that America need to pay for the crap that they caused in their country and decide to retaliate.

IF they decide to retaliate though. Personally I think the Governments of the US (and indeed Mr Blair, who has been playing along with this all...) should be tried in a war crimes court. Maybe someone should video their hanging too?

I better shut up now, before someone says I'm a terrorist. That's legislation in the US, you guys have no real free speech. I think it's legislation over here too. Our countries put up and shut up. We should revolt.

Taxes here are INSANELY high. If I wasn't living at home I don't think I could afford to buy a house EVER. *EVER*. I am sure military funding is partly to blame for this, and government corruption to make up for the rest of it.

Roll on World War 3.
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