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We’ve all heard stories of how US soldiers in Iraq have been forced to travel in Humvees lacking armor protection; however, the shortage in military supplies includes basic necessities. Many soldiers stationed all over Iraq lack adequate supplies of drinking water. Commanders have been forced to steal water from the private contractors to meet the basic needs of their troops.
The US Department of Defense is the largest consumer of energy in the United States spending $18 billion a year. Coupled with economics, dwindling natural resources, and the dangers of transporting fuel in war zones, the military is looking towards alternative fuels.
Thanks to the Bush administration, the current US deficit is over $1 trillion (not including the economic stimulus package). Obama plans to cut this deficit in half by 2013. Obama will let Bush’s tax cuts for individuals who make $250,000 or more a year expire in 2010. As far as troop withdrawal from Iraq, Obama estimates this would save about $90 billion a year, although some of this savings may be deferred to increasing troops in Afghanistan.
Agree with his politics or not, you’ve got to hand it to President Bush for his snappy reflexes. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/_wrChJjpFVc&hl=en&fs=1]
Sarah Palin quotes from across the spectrum: from man not causing global warming, to the war in Iraq being a task from God, and how offshore drilling will save us – she says it all. 1. Introduction It’s obvious why Sarah Palin got the VP nod. And Saturday Night Live makes this point most brilliantly: […]
We’ve suffered through too much of this cowboy politics crap (pun intended) to allow it to happen again.
Five years have gone by. The U.S. casualty toll is now 4,000. It is estimated that some 80,000 plus Iraqi civilians have lost their lives in the war. Photo Courtesy of Luke Plunkett @ Kotaku.com There isn’t a body count for wildlife, native plants, or eco-systems that have been killed in the struggle. War takes […]
[UPDATE: After posting this, I was introduced to a wonderful piece on the same topic written by A Siegel for his blog Energy Smart. Please be sure to check out his post, too–it contains lots of great information.] We’ve got five years, stuck on my eyes Five years, what a surprise We’ve got five years, […]