Thursday, October 25, 2007

Zzzzz... $2.4 trillion... zzzzz

By Michael J.W. Stickings

As you may have heard already, Dick Cheney was caught on video nodding off during a Cabinet meeting on the California wildfires yesterday. Not "meditating," as his people suggested (and as CNN dutifully reported), but dozing. Think Progress has the video here.

I realize that it is often difficult to stay awake during meetings -- I work for the government, after all -- but I'm not sure that's much of an acceptable excuse in this case.

He's the vice president. Large parts of Southern California are on fire.

He may have been tired, but, seriously, does he just not give a shit?

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Meanwhile, as Edward reported yesterday, the projected estimate of the total cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan now stands at $2.4 trillion -- yes, trillion. Put another way, that's $8,000 per man, woman, and child in the U.S.

Jack Cafferty addressed this astounding figure on the Cafferty File on CNN. Watch it here:

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