Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by crabtastic, Jan 9, 2006.
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Haven't read the paper yet, but in the mean time- Bloody Hell!
thats a lot of money to free the iraqis from saddam (and to secure oil for the yanks, subsidise all the US companies who benefited from the war, and provide a handy base from which to project american foreign policy )
WhereÂ´s the surprise?It was clearly stated,by T Blair and others,that the cost of the war would never be recouped by sales of oil.Nobody can accuse him of lying,over this one!
I can't help thinking it would have been cheaper to spend this money developing a non-oil based power source....
or indeed revitalizing the US space programme and establishing a self-sustaining manned base on the moon.....That is a lot of tax-dollars thar folks!
Surely you mean that's a lot of money to establish an Iranian client state in the middle of the world's major oil reserves. I reckon 12 months to the first joint Iran-Iraq military training exercises.
Iran-Iraq joint? madness we will have had war with them by that time!
I don't thnk the financial cost of this war is the one we need to be worrying about.
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