Today Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates admitted that “military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan would cost about $170 billion in fiscal 2009, bringing the total cost to about $1 trillion.”

That’s a 1 followed by 12 zeros!

And while the so-called “conservatives” have been relatively quiet- and sometimes even supportive- of this huge, sucking, money-hole of a war- then seem to have no problem whining about the Democratic candidates’ plans to provide healthcare to all americans which, in comparison, if very inexpensive AND actually helps out americans instead of just getting them killed in some foreign desert.

Given that the estimated cost of Obama’s Universal Healthcare plan is about $50 billion a year- we COULD HAVE provided health care every American for the next 20 years if we hadn’t spent all our (borrowed) money on this fucked up war.