Friday, September 29, 2006

It's Unanimous: $448 Billion More For Death And Destruction

The Senate has just approved a bill appropriating another $70 billion for military operations against the people of Afghanistan and Iraq, and another $378 billion for the Pentagon to spend on its other programs of death and destruction.

That's four hundred and forty-eight billion dollars.

The vote was 100-0.

That's one hundred to none.

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have now absorbed more than $500 billion.

That's more than a hundred and sixty-five million dollars for every person killed on September 11, 2001.

And we still don't even know who killed them.