That is fun.
It is probably not fair to imply that that money is wasted or misspent in that War. We were going to have to fund a military in this country anyhow. And when you start thinking about the multiplier effect for our economy, even here in Alaska, that spending may be what is keeping the national economy out of the tank. Not even considering the dividends that are being paid out to share holders of all the military/industrial complex corps, but even the extra combat pay those soldiers at Ft. Rich are getting, they come home spend it and spread it around. I bet that it has reduced the number of military families on food stamps. Check out how they are raking it in.
If you spend a single qualifying day in the combat zone, your pay for the entire month is excluded from taxable income, and you receive $225 in combat pay for that month.You get an extra $7.50 a day. No wonder we have had to subcontract so much of the military's activities out. That is expensive and as we know the private sector always does a better job delivering services. If you need further proof of this conservative maxim please read this Rolling Stone Article. Isn't it amazing that the stoner music mag has more balls reporting in this day and age than any of the traditional media.
Random Photos on the hard drive.