Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Once again, the professional war-makers are taking you to the cleaners. So far, according to Fox News, Obama’s little excursion into Libya has cost you millions. Fox cites a Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments analysis estimating that the Libyan no-fly zone may cost $100 million to $300 million per week.
Clinton’s State Department refuses to provide a figure on how much this unconstitutional boondoggle to oust Gaddafi and secure Libyan oil for transnational globalist corporations will cost.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Democrat from Ohio, has called for Congress to de-fund military operations in Libya, which he estimated costs between $30 million and $100 million a week.
The Pentagon wants $553 billion for the fiscal year beginning October 1. In addition, it wants $118 billion in war costs for the endless occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.
The violation of Libyan national sovereignty and calculated murder of its citizens is a “national security” issue and beyond the pale of budget cutters, according to Rep. Howard Berman of California, top dog Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
“Do we sit out the whole transition in Egypt or are there roles we can play?” Berman asked in rhetorical fashion. “Even the most rabid budget-cutters have as a general proposition accepted the notion that national security matters are treated differently than other matters.”
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