Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The idiotology of ideology?


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).