Each Tomahawk missile costs $600,000, according to the official, bringing the initial costs of the strikes to approximately $71 million.” Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/03/20/explosions-gunfire-heard-tripoli-allies-continue-military-strikes-libya/#ixzz1HCmuqD3Y
The daily cost for the Iraq war was estimated at about $274,000,000.00 per day, or $11,400,000.00 per hour, or $190,000.00 per minute, or $3,200.00 per second in 2002 by President Bush’s chief economist Lawrence Lindsay. From the brilliant article “What Iraq will cost the US” at CNNmoney.com, Jan 11, 2008.
What if……..we considered new alternatives?
What if ……..instead of all this warfare, we just dropped money on the people of Libya instead? Now there’s a thought.
What if……….everyone in Libya had enough money for the food, shelter, clothes and the safety that they wanted and didn’t have to fight anyone else for it?
What if……….Libyans no longer had to be afraid to say what they thought about the government because it wouldn’t matter because the government could no longer harm them?
What if ……….Libyans no longer needed a “leader” to protect them from the big bad world because that big bad world was now throwing money at them?
What if………. we launch alternative solutions instead of the same old bombs that got us 8 years of MISSION ACCOMPLISHED in Iraq?
Remember that regime change? Oh yes, the US certainly brought changes there.
And why such a hurry anyway? What was the crisis that caused the president to make such a passionate appeal to the US public to get us all on board with his decision to once again make the US an agent of “regime” change in the Middle East- RIGHT NOW!
And how did he get us all to agree so quickly to entering another war?
Oh wait, he didn’t.
He was busy in Brazil.