Thursday, August 10, 2006

Pryce and the Cost Of Iraq War

What has the war in Iraq cost us?

$250,000,000 per day

Can you imagine what our country would have been able to do with that kind of money? Healthcare? Assistance for senior citizens? A funded No Child Left Behind Act? Improved public transportation? New schools?

The human cost of the war in Iraq is noted daily at the Iraq Coalition Casualties.
U.S. Deaths Confirmed By The DoD: 2591
Reported U.S. Deaths Pending DoD Confirmation: 6
Total 2597

Republican Rep. Deborah Pryce supports this administration's war in Iraq. The Buckeye State Blog has a few of Pryce's quotes on the war in Iraq:

"I didn't see any chaos. Everything seemed pretty normal"- Rep. Deborah Pryce on Iraq, (Columbus Dispatch, 10/24/03)

“Colleagues of ours who have been there talk of wheat fields and oil fields and cotton fields. This is progress. It is a beautiful picture of what comes of our noble pursuit in the fight for freedom and the war against terror” - Rep. Deborah Pryce, (Columbus Dispatch, 10/16/03)

“We are close. Iraq is experiencing the first fruits of freedom and now they must be completely transitioned into a state of stability. So far, the coalition provisional authority has made significant progress on infrastructure improvements and governmental restructuring. All of Iraq’s hospitals are now fully functional. Schools are opening and running” - Rep. Deborah Pryce, (Congressional Record, 10/16/03)

If you support Pryce, you continue to support this war and its costs. If you support Pryce, you are responsible for letting this country get into deeper debt. Why? Pryce supports this administration and their war. She doesn't question the need for withdrawal or re-deploying. Pryce gets her instructions from DeLay, Hastert, Boehner, Ney, Rove, and the rest of this administration. She is their puppet. It is time for a new direction and a new representative. It is time to support fresh ideas and that will come with Mary Jo Kilroy.

Note: YOU MUST read Firedoglake's Why it Matters. It will make you see the costs of this war.