$87 Billion?

Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by popeye1250, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. popeye1250
    Offline

    popeye1250 Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    Bush wants "$5 billion for Iraqi Border Security". What about our border with Mexico? When will we have Troops on it?
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  2. jimnyc
    Offline

    jimnyc ...

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2003
    Messages:
    10,113
    Thanks Received:
    244
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    New York
    Ratings:
    +246
    I would have to say security in Iraq and what may leave there takes precedence at this point.

    I do agree our own borders are crap, and should have been reinforced over 10 years ago.
     
  3. Creek
    Offline

    Creek Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2003
    Messages:
    365
    Thanks Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    In the U.S.A..
    Ratings:
    +6
    Welcome to the board popeye1250...Good post!

    Creek
     
  4. 5stringJeff
    Offline

    5stringJeff Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2003
    Messages:
    9,990
    Thanks Received:
    536
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Puyallup, WA
    Ratings:
    +540
    There are troops on the border... unfortunately they are there for the War on Drugs (there's a whole different thread), not border patrol.

    But I agree... we should have troops on the border with Mexico. Those attempting to cross illegally... well, sorry.
     
  5. Bry
    Offline

    Bry Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2003
    Messages:
    489
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +3

     
  6. Bry
    Offline

    Bry Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2003
    Messages:
    489
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +3
    hmmm. VP Haliburton is rolling in it.

    Their up to 1.4 billion in contracts.


    "The latest increase, a jump from the $1.25 billion figure posted two weeks ago, reflects higher costs for damage assessments and repairs.

    The value of the task order for that work has risen to $769 million from $320 million as of Sept. 8.

    The other leading high-cost item is importing fuel needed for domestic Iraqi uses. "

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20031001/ap_on_bi_ge/halliburton_iraq_3



    "The problem is this: too much money appears to be going to Halliburton and Bechtel while costing the U.S. taxpayer millions and imperiling the goal of Iraqi reconstruction," wrote Waxman, a vocal critic of U.S. contracts in Iraq."

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20030930/us_nm/iraq_contracts_dc_1
     
  7. Bry
    Offline

    Bry Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2003
    Messages:
    489
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +3
    oh yeah, and the contract to do a wireless telecommunications network that went to the beseiged WORLDCOM? They've never even BUILT a wireless communications network before...
     

Share This Page