Saturday, September 22, 2007

return on $720,000,000 a day?

A group of economists and public finance experts have determined that we are spending $720 million in Iraq EVERY DAY. That cost includes things like health care for veterans of the Iraq mess and replacing things like blown up Humvees, expended missiles, and worn-out helicopters.

You'd think for $720 million a day, we'd be doing better. Hell, we could just pay each and every Iraqi $30 every day (that would be $10,000 a year) to behave and still be ahead of the game.

So, with that much money being expended - wasted, largely - you'd think we could at least prevent cholera in Iraq, but it is now spreading to Baghdad too.