Just a few things I've run across this morning that interest me:
The risk of violent death for an Iraqi citizen is 58 times higher now than before the invasion.
Halliburton stock opens at $71.24 this morning.
In September of 2001, before 9-11, Halliburton stock was trading below $20 a share.
Vice President Cheney holds (...Or held since I can't find out if he has excercised them or not) stock options worth millions. The option prices were at $34 and $50. His net worth appears to have doubled since he has been in office to somewhere between 60 and 100 million dollars.
In September of 2001, the trading volume for Halliburton stock doubled after 9-11.
Vice President Cheney has also held a huge percentage of a mutual fund that consists primarily of a Halliburton share holding company.
Two years ago, analysts found that poor execution of the war had resulted in 100,000 more deaths than necessary to achieve military goals. We've stopped counting and don't know how many civilians we've killed in the past two years.
The Iraq "Insurgency" is stronger now than ever before, and has steadiliy increased the sophistication of its methods.
A better analysis is here:
The cost of using the fossil fuels known to be still underground will be a 36 foot rise in sea level...At a minimum!
Outsourcing of American jobs is generating a $300,000,000.00 loss each year to the Social Security fund for each 100,000 jobs sent overseas.