January 25, 2005

Kerry Owed An Apology

Funding request takes war costs beyond $200bn:

President George W. Bush said yesterday he would seek $75bn (40bn) in additional funding from Congress to finance the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, bringing the total estimated costs of those wars to more than $200bn

...Over the eight years between 1964 and 1972 the Vietnam war cost the US $111bn, which adjusted for inflation is just under $500bn. The war in Iraq was launched less than two years ago. ...

So who's going to apologize to John Kerry for fulminating after the debates that his $200 billion dollar estimated price tag for the war was wildly off base? Anyone? (sound of crickets) Yeah, that's what I thought.

Posted by natasha at January 25, 2005 08:32 PM | Elections | Technorati links |

Well said. It kind of makes me want to laugh and cry at the same time - like most of the news these days.

Posted by: Shakespeare's Sister at January 25, 2005 10:03 PM

The nation needs an apology for decades of deceitful republican propaganda. But, it's not likely to happen - historical precident suggests republican leaders and pundits may lie, or otherwise deceive, with impunity.

Posted by: Artie at January 27, 2005 07:55 PM