Crude oil prices have doubled, the price of gas has skyrocketed, our elected "leaders" have pushed even more debt onto the backs of our generation and future generations while the situation in Iraq has deteriorated as well. This, despite the fact that we pour more than $2 billion per week for this war.
I heard one reporter point out that this war has cost the equivalent of $400 per minute since the birth of Christ.
Combine this with the fact that desertion rates are the highest in the Army since 1980, an 80 percent increase since the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, Veteran suicide rates are twice as high as the rest of society, and soldiers are significantly more likely to experience a mental health problem, the rosy picture Chickenhawks like Congresswoman Bachmann like to paint about "progress" in Iraq seems to pail in comparison to what is really happening.
Why is the mainstream media failing to inform the American public of what is really going on in Iraq and with our Veterans?
Whatever happened to fiscal conservatives who "support the taxpayer"? Congresswoman Bachmann touts her role as a friend of the taxpayer but supports wasting billions of dollars per week in the quagmire in Iraq?
At least Bob Olson gets it! Unlike others seeking the DFL nomination who have stated that they would support the war in Iraq "based on the information available at the time", Bob stands by his belief that this war has always been wrong and will work tirelessly to support our nations Veterans.