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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

How much is too much?

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may end up costing the US over $700 billion. "Osama bin Laden doesn't have to win; he will just bleed us to death," says Michael Scheuer, former counterterrorism official at the CIA who led the search for bin Laden and recently retired after writing two books critical of the Clinton and Bush administrations. "He's well on his way to doing it."


Blogger Vasco Pyjama said...

One wonders what the world would be like if that money was used for peace, stability and development instead. According to Jeffrey Sachs's book, End of Poverty, in 2003, total aid from the 22 richest countries to the world’s developing countries was just $69 billion — a shortfall of $130 billion dollars from the 0.7% promise.

Yet we spend TEN times that amount on a war the world did not need.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 9:38:00 pm  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

And America is proposing to militarise space and gain dominance in the area around our earth.
Then we have media outlets praising the generosity of Blair, Bush or Howard...

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 9:44:00 pm  

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