While we hear the projected costs of recovery from hurricanes Katrina and Rita let's not forget the price paid for the war in Iraq. The initial payment to Turkey, our ally, was $26 billion just to let our troops stage the invasion from within their borders. While that sounds like a lot of money it's only a small part of the expense of the invasion and occupation. George Walker Bush didn't flinch at this expense.
Let's see how enthusiastic he is at rebuilding our cities, towns, and villages?
We'll also want to see how much of the money goes to the companies owned and operated by his cronies? You know, companies like Haliburton.
Copyright 2005 by Mark Leon Winegar