Tndeer Logo

Page 1 of 1 1
Topic Options
#3207031 - 03/28/13 07:48 PM Iraq: The Colossal Failure
Stalkhunter
10 Point


Registered: 07/17/11
Posts: 3907
Loc: Knoxville TN

Offline
http://americanfreepress.net/?p=9436

Indeed, from 2003-2011 the United States has spent $823B in Iraq, although total long-term healthcare costs and other expenditures may reach an astounding $4T. At a time when U.S. bridges, highways and other infrastructure crumble from disrepair, $60B in taxpayer money has been earmarked for Iraqi reconstruction. A March 6 Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) 186-page report concluded that approximately 15% of these funds were wasted outright. Other allocations disappeared via embezzlement and kickbacks.

One example should be enough to infuriate any red-blooded American. In June 2004 the U.S. Coalition Provisional Authority earmarked $35M for a Fallujah waste-water treatment facility. They projected an 18-month construction window. Eight years later, total expenditures rose to $108M and it’s still not finished, serving only one-third of city-dwellers. Worst of all, contractors estimated they need another $87M to complete the project by 2014.
_________________________
Semper Fi

Μολων λαβε
I am a cancer Killer.

Top
#3207035 - 03/28/13 07:50 PM Re: Iraq: The Colossal Failure [Re: Stalkhunter]
smstone22
16 Point


Registered: 01/11/04
Posts: 16904
Loc: Allardt, TN

Offline
It was never about WMD's or getting rid of an evil dictator, but I digress.
_________________________
-QDM=Better Deer, Better Deer Hunting
-Let Him Go, So He Can Grow

Top
#3207036 - 03/28/13 07:51 PM Re: Iraq: The Colossal Failure [Re: smstone22]
Stalkhunter
10 Point


Registered: 07/17/11
Posts: 3907
Loc: Knoxville TN

Offline
I know in my opinion what it was about.
_________________________
Semper Fi

Μολων λαβε
I am a cancer Killer.

Top
#3207564 - 03/29/13 10:18 AM Re: Iraq: The Colossal Failure [Re: Stalkhunter]
Big Ben
10 Point


Registered: 03/08/06
Posts: 3450
Loc: North of Nashville across the ...

Offline
Follow the money. War/rebuilding don't come cheap.
_________________________
Some people should thank their lucky stars that everything I wish for does not come true

Top
#3207789 - 03/29/13 02:24 PM Re: Iraq: The Colossal Failure [Re: Big Ben]
de novo
10 Point


Registered: 07/21/08
Posts: 4030
Loc: Middle TN

Offline
IMO, the Bush administration had decided it was in our "national interests" to invade and occupy Iraq. All they needed was an event to use as an excuse. We were told $60 billion max and the war would essentially pay for itself. Every bit as big a lie as anything that has come from the Obama administration.

Very similar to the Obama administration already deciding that gun control is in our "national interests". They had to wait until Sandy Hook to have their event and make their push.
_________________________
“Reality is what continues to exist whether you believe in it or not.” 

“The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.”

Top
Page 1 of 1 1


Moderator:  Crappie Luck, Tennessee Todd, RUGER, Unicam, stretch, Cuttin Caller, Bobby G, Kimber45 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4105250
RUGER
86707
Deer Assassin
65056
BSK
60881
Crappie Luck
51376
spitndrum
Newest Members
TboneD, sbhockey, ZachA, DocT, Raegan
13202 Registered Users
Who's Online
31 registered (MUP, H Moody, Snake, Good time Charlie, WGK, leader, 6 invisible) and 93 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13202 Members
42 Forums
91547 Topics
1070186 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
August
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.042 seconds in which 0 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.