Funding endless war in Afghanistan

Two fucked up things happened yesterday. First, it was revealed that our government cannot account for over 95% of the $9.1 billion in Iraqi oil money that was captured with the intent of using it to rebuild the decimated nation. And, the very same day this was made public by our government, members of the House voted 308 to 114 to increase funding for combat operations in Afghanistan by $59 billion. And, not only did this vote occur the same day that we admitted to having absolutely no idea what had happened to over $9 billion in Iraqi oil money, but, it happened just two days after WikiLeaks released 92,000 documents illustrating that we have no idea whatsoever what we’re doing in region… If I weren’t having so much fun here tonight, playing with audio drops of Mel Gibson, I’d probably be writing an angry letter to John Dingell, who was among those to vote in favor of the increase in war funding.

update: I know it would be a really bad thing, but I’m finding the thought of leaving Dingell a Mel Gibson voicemail expressing my displeasure really intriguing.

[You can see how your Congressperson voted here.]

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  1. Posted July 28, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    Do it!…and post a copy of your mel gibson voicemail…and while youre at it send one to mark shauer

  2. Knox
    Posted July 29, 2010 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    I supported the war. It’s out of control now, though, and there’s no end in sight. It’s time to pull the plug, cut our losses, and deal with the consequences. We cannot afford to be there another decade. It’ll bankrupt us.

  3. Edward
    Posted July 29, 2010 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    Dingell is spineless. He needs Gibson to call and yell at him for a while.

  4. Posted July 30, 2010 at 1:42 am | Permalink

    @Knox: I would say we’ve already bankrupted ourselves… how many times did we raise the debt-ceiling in the last 9 years? 5 times?

  5. Posted July 30, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Knox: What does ‘out of control now’ mean? And what does ‘in control’ mean?

    Who is controlling whom? And for what purpose?

  6. Meta
    Posted March 16, 2011 at 9:49 am | Permalink

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    March 16, 2011 8:37:06 AM

    Officials say an American CIA contractor detained on suspicion of murder has been released after families of the two Pakistanis he killed pardoned him in exchange for compensation.

    Raymond Allen Davis has been in jail since Jan. 27, seriously straining ties between Pakistan and the United States.

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