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Originally posted by FlyersFan
Originally posted by RANT
Anyway, a hundred billion of that could have been paid back with Iraqi oil (like Kerry and the Democrats wanted) but Bush promised to veto any such troop funding measures that didn't place the entire cost on US Taxpayers.
Hey ya' Rant. I heard just the opposite. That Bush wanted to use
Iraqi oil to pay back, but that Kerry and the Dems wanted to use all
tax payer $$$.
Does anyone have a link to show what each side wanted???
(a reasonable link ... not CNN or Newsmax alone)
Originally posted by DrHoracid
Well I read the CNN article......my eyes are bleeding, but where does it say Oil was going to pay for anything? The idea of funding war with the "spoils" of war is kinda "barberic" and a throwback. All we would have heard from the LIBS is the war was for OIL. Oh, they still said it didn't they. My bad.................Maybe we should get a loan from FRANCE since they stole so much under OIL FOR FOOD.
Note: I do not believe in foreign aid of any sort. Not a penny. Foreign aid is just buying support from blackmailers in 3rd world dictatorships. Israel notwithstanding of course.
Originally posted by Mr Lukas
I read recently that 'the war on terror' was bleeding america dry, i cannot remember the article but it said that for every £100 dollars al qaeda spent...America spent 1million dollars, and that the war cannot support its financailly, it makes sense to me, America is using the most advanced equipment in the world.. against iraqi's with ak47's and home made bombs, America is already deeply in debt without any sign of it stoping anytime soon, i hear news that america is concerned with north korea and its nuclear weapons... i dont think america could afford another venture for a long time, i think america have put them self in a 'checkmate' with ''terrorists''
this 'war on terror' is going to be one of the biggest mistakes America has ever made.
EDIT: Bled all caps out of title.
[edit on 16-12-2004 by RANT]