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Perspective on War Spending

Posted By Conn Carroll On April 24, 2008 @ 2:30 pm In Security | Comments Disabled

Unable to summon the courage to end funding for the Iraq war, liberals are now trying to blame Iraq for the current economic turmoil. [1] We’ve already detailed [2] why this argument is so specious, but sometimes visuals communicate better than words. Here is how little the U.S government is spending on Iraq compared to other outlays:

iraqwarfed_spend.jpg [3]

Spending on the Iraq war, in fact, amounts to a mere 1 percent of the economy:

iraqwargdp.jpg [4]


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[1] liberals are now trying to blame Iraq for the current economic turmoil.: http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2008-04-09-iraq-war-economy-cost-obama_N.htm

[2] already detailed: http://www.foundry.org/2008/04/21/the-weakest-link/

[3] Image: http://www.foundry.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/iraqwarfed_spend.jpg

[4] Image: http://www.foundry.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/iraqwargdp.jpg

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