Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Okay, as a side note, Bush isn't asking for the full $75 billion just for the war... Only $63 billion of that is for the war, which sounds much more responsible. Of course, this is just the beginning. Who knows how this war will go and how much it will cost in the end.

Still, this initial budget should have been laid out before the war started. Rough numbers in the neighborhood of $100 billion were thrown around, but it didn't seem like the issue was really pressed at all. Plus, the administration was much too busy bullshitting us as to how this war was going to be a cakewalk.

Any sensible person knew that this war wasn't going to be as easy as they said it would be, just simply because it's fucking war. Even still, the governent got everyone's hopes up that we would go in there, the Iraqis wouldn't fight back and instead just surrender, and we'd be out in no time.

After this past Sunday, we all know that it's getting ugly, and we can only imagine the mess that awaits in Baghdad.

On a side note, has anyone noticed how fucking sick the stock market is? Last week, markets surged on the news that we were finally going to war, and that it would be over quickly. This week, however, things took a plunge after this weekend's fighting. And you know what? Today, the markets are back up after a 'lack of any new setbacks' in the war.

Isn't it neat to see human lives reduced to dollars and cents? We sure are good at doing that.

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