After the whole Afghanistan fiasco one can learn a thing or two about American hypocrites.
"In the 20 years since September 11, 2001, the United States has spent more than $2 trillion on the war in Afghanistan. That’s $300 million dollars PER DAY, every day, for two decades. Or $50,000 for each of Afghanistan’s 40 million people. In baser terms, Uncle Sam has spent more keeping the Taliban at bay than the net worths of Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates and the 30 richest billionaires in America, combined.
Those headline numbers include $800 billion in direct war-fighting costs and $85 billion to train the vanquished Afghan army, which folded in the weeks since the Pentagon’s sudden early July closure of Bagram Air Force Base eliminated the promise of air support against the advancing Taliban. U.S. taxpayers have been giving Afghan soldiers $750 million a year in payroll. All told, Brown University’s Costs of War Project estimates the total spending at $2.26 TRILLIONS." FORBES ARTICLE
Estimated interest costs by 2050: Up to $6.5 TRILLIONS!!
So that China could come in and scoop the Iraqi oil and use it in U.S factories within China.
[SIZE=7]Iraq signs $3 billion oil deal with China[/SIZE]
[li]Story Highlights[/li][li]Iraq signs $3 billion oil deal with Chinese national oil company[/li][li]Deal is first major contract with foreign company since fall of Saddam Hussein[/li][li]China National Petroleum Corporation to develop oil field in southern Wasit province[/li][li]Oil field expected to produce 125,000 barrels a day within three years.[/li][/ul]
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) – Iraq has signed its first major oil deal with a foreign company since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime, a spokesman for the Iraqi Oil Ministry said Saturday.
Iraq’s Cabinet must still approve the contract, but Jihad said that would happen soon and work could start within a few months.
Iraq has among the largest oil reserves in the world, with an estimated 115 billion barrels, tying Iran for the No. 2 status behind Saudi Arabia’s 264 billion barrels, according to estimates from the Energy Information Administration.