Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Cleveland, QLD, Australia
Im not sure this guy was ever voting for Obama.
My numbers may be a little out so I apologize in advance.
To date this Iraq engagement has killed about 90,000 Iraqi civilians, 4,500 allied military deaths and wounded around 35,000 more military. I dont have any stats on civilian injuries.
The tab for Americas engagement to date is around $550 billion with a forecast of $1.9trillion before the game is over and the interest has been paid on the borrowings.
That is just the USA, not including the allies expenditure. If you include Afganistan the figure is close to $3 Trillion.
The price of oil has risen by 300-400% and I dont have the data to do the math on that but it is big.
To date the environment in Iraq is highly improved from a few years ago but the fires are still burning, the bombs are still exploding, young men and women are paying daily with their lives and there were no WOMD.
I dont know about the rest of you guys but I cant help but think that if this invasion had not taken place, the world would not be worse off even if Sadam was still breathing, and the young man in the video would be chasing pussy and havin fun instead of nightmares. Thats just my thinking but I dont think Im an orphan.
It does seem a shame to use such a brave and unfortunate young man to try and suggest that Obama is dissin the soldiers instead of stating the obvious by saying it was a mistake.
If the logic of this video stands scrutiny I guess the US will be off to Zimbabwe very soon to improve the lives of those poor people too, oh thats right, I forgot there is no oil there.
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Last edited by Dadicool59; Sep 7th, 2008 at 3:19 am.