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Thread #62901 Message #1467486
Posted By: Amos
21-Apr-05 - 08:34 PM
Thread Name: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
The question of how world-class an asininity going to war in Iraq was is illuminated by the following comments on the current budget scrap in Congress:
"Overall, the Senate version would cost roughly $81 billion, less than the $81.4 billion the House approved and the $81.9 billion the president proposed. The legislation, the fifth emergency spending package Congress has passed for war since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, would push the total cost of combat and reconstruction efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan and operations against terrorists worldwide beyond $300 billion."
From CNN, this date.
Just imagine if a wiser man had been in office who had understood the power of public relations, ethical standards and the goals and purposes of the nation a bit better. I dare say he could have accomplished more by now than Bush has on all fronts for an eighth of the money.