US attack in Iraq (WAR Talk)

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    Originally posted by Liger86
    fine, don't be my friend. I guess I was born in a dumpster!
    I dont know what Bush thought but no one would like to see his or her dead in the war, it really sucks~
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    > Problematic numbers for USA.

    What's problematic about it? That the war might last a whole month?

    I don't understand the view that winning the war in more than 2 weeks is somehow a failure. Our progress has been amazing so far; I don't see how anything can really be called a failure so far.

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    $$$ They may need coders to develop new military software. $$$

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    > They may need coders to develop new military software.

    They always need coders, because military products are always under development and every year new military products appear. That's a bit sad. Technology used in and developed for military products is usually the latest technology and extremely interesting for technicians, but the sad thing is that it is for the army.

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    >>Technology used in and developed for military products is usually the latest technology and extremely interesting for technicians, but the sad thing is that it is for the army.

    Unlike you or probably most europeans with exception of UK the US takes great pride in it's military and appreciates developing the best stuff for it...

    http://www.virtualbattlefieldsystems.com/

    This is software made by Chech's for the US military -- same ppl who made OperationFlashpoint...
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    you see the price tag on that bad boy....ouch
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    "Unlike you or probably most europeans with exception of UK the US takes great pride in it's military and appreciates developing the best stuff for it..."

    The amount of money the U.S. spends on "defence" is a disgrace.

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    >>The amount of money the U.S. spends on "defence" is a disgrace.
    i kind of agree on this, it's bad that we have so many domestic probelms and pour billions of dollars into the military, it pays off when we want to take military action but if we can afford it for the army how come not for welfare reform or other stuff like that?
    guns dont kill people, abortion clinics kill people.

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    >>The amount of money the U.S. spends on "defence" is a disgrace.

    I don't think it's a disgrace - I think it is far more troubling that all of our states spend most of their money fielding TRAFFIC COPS that spend all their time ticketing and creating revenue for the state to field more trafic cops.

    >>you see the price tag on that bad boy....ouch

    it's only $149 but they expect you to buy 10's and 100's of copies.
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    I wonder what this world would be like if arms sales were illegal and free trade actually existed. If the companies and countries that sold WMD were responsible for the use they were put too.


    The U.S., Europe and Japan spend US$350 billion each year on agricultural subsidies (seven times as much as global aid to poor countries), and this money creates gluts that lower commodity prices and erode the living standard of the world's poorest people.

    According to Mark Malloch Brown, the head of the United Nations Development Program. These farm subsidies cost poor countries about $50 billion a year in lost agricultural exports.



    Strange, that's about the same as the total of developed countries' foriegn aid.
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    Originally posted by dP munky
    >>The amount of money the U.S. spends on "defence" is a disgrace.
    i kind of agree on this, it's bad that we have so many domestic probelms and pour billions of dollars into the military, it pays off when we want to take military action but if we can afford it for the army how come not for welfare reform or other stuff like that?

    While the US may spend billions on defense, it accounts for only about 16% of total expenditures. The majority (39%) goes to pensions and income security.
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    "While the US may spend billions on defense, it accounts for only about 16% of total expenditures. The majority (39%) goes to pensions and income security."

    The US will spend 1.6 trillion dollars over the next 5 years on defence. 1.6 trillion dollars.... imagine what could be done with even a fraction of that money.
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    alternative energy sources so we can blast off to other planets and live there comfortably so we are not close to the sun when it expands and eats up the earth.

    That and a really big computer for me.

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    Hey Clyde, I'm not saying that it isn't alot of money, but it is estimated that the U.S. will budget 1.8 trillion dollars for human resources in the year 2008 alone. I am not trying to start a flame war, just wanted to point out that the defense department doesn't get as much of the budget as people are led to believe. I have no problem spending 1.8 trillion dollars for human resources, the government should spend most of it's money helping the people that it represents.

    got my info from http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/fy2004/
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    "I am not trying to start a flame war"

    Don't worry i wouldn't get into a flame war with someone who has a quote from Feynman as their sig =)

    What i find gauling about the US budgeting is that it spends a greater percentage of its considerable wealth on "defence", than other 1st world countries and less on environmental issues, aid for third world countries,etc. I mean the US has a poor literacy record that could easily be rectified by spending a bit more on education and a bit less on tanks, planes, bombs et al.

    As uncle Ben always said "with great power comes great responsibility" and I just think that continuing to increase the military budget when the US is already vastly superior to everyone else and at the expense of many other humane causes is not exactly showing "great responsibility".

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