Tuesday, March 22, 2011


First Day of Libya Strikes Cost More Than $100 Million

Posted by majestic on March 21, 2011
Here we go again … Robert Greenwald points out the insane financial cost of yet another preemptive war (never mind the human cost), at his blog on the Rethink Afghanistan site:
President Obama’s decision to participate in the strikes in Libya has already cost U.S. taxpayers “well over $100 million,” according to the National Journal. The Journal also relayed that, “the initial stages of taking out Libya’s air defenses could ultimately cost…coalition forces between $400 million and $800 million.” The administration launched this new war (and yes, it is a war) with no official congressional authorization, little public debate and with a vague, possibly even non-existent, endgame in mind. It’s as if the lessons of the last decade are completely lost on policymakers in the United States.
Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile (Approximate cost: $756,000 in 2011 dollars).
Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile (Approximate cost: $756,000 in 2011 dollars).
Congress and the President should be ending the wars we were already in, not starting new…

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