Between 2003-2010, the U.S. spent $21.3 billion on rebuilding Iraqi security forces.
Contrast: Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, better known as the Stimulus Bill,
$1.3 billion went for the construction of military hospitals, $6 billion for the cleanup of radioactive waste (mostly nuclear weapons production sites) & $600 million for hazardous waste cleanup at Superfund sites (EPA).
When this blogger read that $6 billion was allocated for the cleanup of radioactive waste, my first thought was "where is it & how long has it been there?"
Why did it take a so-called stimulus package to address the issue of nuclear waste in this country?
Nuclear Waste Stalemate:
Political and Scientific Controversies (Paperback)
Iraqi Soldiers in Baghdad, Iraq (April 2005).