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US Military Intervention in Libya Cost At Least $896 Million
ABC News ^ | August 22, 2011 | Luis Martinez

Posted on 08/22/2011 4:41:54 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

The cost of U.S. military intervention in Libya has cost American taxpayers an estimated $896 million through July 31, the Pentagon said today.

The price tag includes the amounts for daily military operations, munitions used in the operation and humanitarian assistance for the Libyan people.

The U.S. has also promised $25 million in non-lethal aid to the Libyan Transitional National Council, half of which the Defense Department has already on MRE’s (military lingo for Meals, Ready to Eat).

The military delivered 120,000 Halal MRE’s to Benghazi in May and a second shipment that included medical supplies, boots, tents, uniforms, and personal protective gear in June.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: illegalwar; libya; obamaswar; theafricanqueens; warpowers

1 posted on 08/22/2011 4:42:00 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

our anti-war president enjoys making a war as much as any other.


2 posted on 08/22/2011 4:44:54 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: ken21

Wow, Carter spent nothing helping the Ayatollah install Islamism in charge of Iran. This guy really is worse in every way.


3 posted on 08/22/2011 4:45:55 PM PDT by omega4179 (Obama Downgrade)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
And we still do not know if terrorist Gadaffi will be "vacationing" 90 miles off the coast of Miami.

That may be the end result. (Venezuela/Cuba - one of the same these days thanks to anti-American Chavez).

4 posted on 08/22/2011 4:46:02 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And don`t get sucked into believeing that obama`s policy of “ leading from behind” worked:

Libya: NATO Takes Lead, Americans Do 65% of Work

http://reason.com/assets/mc/tcavanaugh/libyanatobreakdown.jpg

I don`t even want to get into the fact Obama violated standing law in an illegal war for obvious reasons.


5 posted on 08/22/2011 4:46:26 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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6 posted on 08/22/2011 4:48:50 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Calling Warren Buffet. You can write a check payable to the US Treasury. Although we are lying about the true cost of the war, we will accept 896 million from you as the additional tax you would like to pay.


7 posted on 08/22/2011 4:49:23 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: Para-Ord.45

what’s worse is he didn’t get impeached for it... it sets an extremely bad precedent


8 posted on 08/22/2011 4:50:08 PM PDT by icanhasbailout
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They already have an interregnum Constitution making Islam the official religion. Amazing what ignoring the Constitution can do.


9 posted on 08/22/2011 4:58:31 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

the meme: sharia law in libya is OK because now we can cut the military budget.


10 posted on 08/22/2011 4:58:40 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Free ThinkerNY
So bombing, destruction, and deaths are ‘intervention’ when a democrat does it. This was one of the most unneeded Wars in my lifetime. The qaida wins, obama gave them their own government with oil, gold reserves that rival anyone’s per capita, and international backing/protection/legitimation.
11 posted on 08/22/2011 5:04:57 PM PDT by allmost
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To: ken21
our anti-war president enjoys making a war as much as any other.

Is nobel laureate Obie gonna assassinate Moo-Moo K-Daffy now?

12 posted on 08/22/2011 5:05:20 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: ken21

Yes and where are the anti war goons?
They don’t give a damn about killing or expense.
They were all for show. Little commie skunks.

Bumper stickers... I wish I had.

We shall overcome!

Right wingers UNITE

A new America come 2012


13 posted on 08/22/2011 5:05:55 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Rabid democRATS and 0bama the dictator own it all now.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Happened to catch Fox news and Heard Juan Williams say the “Libyans did it on their own” and had to laugh. How many sortees did our military fly


14 posted on 08/22/2011 5:08:28 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

I hesistate to ask this because I think it makes me look partisan and petty.

I find myself, under my breath, rooting for Ghadaifi to stay in power. He is a tyrant and scum of the earth. However, I want him, for the time being, to retain power for two reasons:

(1) The folks that will replace him are, in the long run, no better than him. They aren’t unified and a really long and bloody civil war may occur between them. Also, I am terrified of another “Islamic” state being set up.

(2) I don’t want President Obama to claim a “victory” in overthrowing Ghadaifi.

Am I alone on this???


15 posted on 08/22/2011 5:09:12 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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16 posted on 08/22/2011 5:09:47 PM PDT by devolve (If my graphics offend you/HLS scroll down - If too large simply carefully back away from your PC)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wish Iraq only cost that much.


17 posted on 08/22/2011 5:31:05 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"The military delivered 120,000 Halal MRE’s to Benghazi in May.....

Huh?

WTF?

Since WHEN does our Military stockpile (and WHY) hundreds of thousands of "Halal" MRE's?

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but from what I've read, the number of Muslims serving in our Armed Forces are minisucule and most of those are not serving in areas which would require feeding them MRE's.

So what gives?

Are we providing MRE's to Iraqi and Af-Gan forces which of course are no doubt mostly populated with Muslims (considering, thanks to to our cluless, Compassionate Conservative, MORON, Bush, are now "Islamic Republics"), or maybe we are providing Halal MRE's to Fatah, Hamas, the Mooslimb Bruderhood and no doubt our newest "buds" (who Dear Leader is "negotiating with") the Tally-Ban?

Something does not compute here, but then again, nuttin' about the Islamic Appeasing Community Agitator and the "New PC, Wussified" Pentagon surprises me.

Glad I served 40+ years ago, cuz if I were in the Military today, I'd be tempted to head for Canada. lol

18 posted on 08/22/2011 5:32:02 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Presumably these were fixed.


19 posted on 08/22/2011 5:52:39 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I thought the US TV detailed coverage of what US UK FR were doing in simply buried behind Obama’s TV pronouncements, BLAH DEFICT NOT MY FAULT, BLAH EAT YOUR PEAS, BLAH WE’RE TURNING THE CORNER. BLAH, GIVE ME YOUR MONEY.
For instance how many carriers were involved, how many sorties were flown, obviously we did not incur any casualties for none were reported, who were the commanders in charge, how many civilian casualties were there chargeable to the “allies’ as well as the Regime etc, If Bush had had such coverage we would have never heard of the attacks much less the sacking of the museum.

If you needed to know we would have told you./S


20 posted on 08/22/2011 6:35:18 PM PDT by BilLies (330,000 northern whites died between 1861-65 so that Obama could use Affirmative Action.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Don’t worry, the Libyan people will pay us back in oil or gold. /s


21 posted on 08/22/2011 7:27:58 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Bill O'Reilly is yutz.)
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