Thursday, December 27, 2007

War Numbers Just a Few Billion Off

How much are the wars really costing?

A top Republican supporter of US involvement in Iraq says it's a lot more than the White House claims. From the Washington Post, quoting Sen Ted Stevens (R-AK) in a Decembber 18 floor speech:

'This cost of this war is approaching $15 billion a month, with the Army spending $4.2 billion of that every month.' Sen Ted Stevens (R-AK), the ranking Republican on the Appropriations defense subcommittee
The adminstration's estimate is about three billion a month below that: $11.7 billion. (WashPost)

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Remembering a December Morning

It's been 66 years since Pearl Harbor. This tribute originally ran on December 7, 2006.