The U.S. Air Force has requested a “staggering $50 billion in emergency funding
for fiscal 2007" -- an amount equal to nearly half its annual budget -- in part
to help cover costs for transporting the “growing numbers of U.S. soldiers being killed and wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
It is not the the dollar figure, it is the thought that they have to ship back that many soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan that are dead and wounded. Think about that...
These are our children, America's future, being handed the misfortune of serving at the precise time that our government has completely failed them. This is the human cost that is a direct result of the GOP and Bush's failed policies.