Thursday, June 21, 2007

Bliar! Bliar! Bliar!, Out! Out! Out!

Big-up to Bristol Stop the War for thier plans to make Bliar's last day an Anti-War day. Iraq is his rotten legacy and he'd better get used to it. On the Iraq/War subject, this is a scary & interesting article;

Sixteen gallons of oil. That's how much the average American soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan consumes on a daily basis -- either directly, through the use of Humvees, tanks, trucks, and helicopters, or indirectly, by calling in air strikes. Multiply this figure by 162,000 soldiers in Iraq, 24,000 in Afghanistan, and 30,000 in the surrounding region (including sailors aboard U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf) and you arrive at approximately 3.5 million gallons of oil: the daily petroleum tab for U.S. combat operations in the Middle East war zone.

Multiply that daily tab by 365 and you get 1.3 billion gallons: the estimated annual oil expenditure for U.S. combat operations in Southwest Asia. That's greater than the total annual oil usage of Bangladesh, population 150 million -- and yet it's a gross underestimate of the Pentagon's wartime consumption.

It's an oil war in more than one sense - also a major contributor ro Global warming.

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