According to The American Conservative magazine, the high cost of the Iraq war is due partly to the large amount of gasoline–being imported into Iraq– burned by the U.S. military there. Robert Bryce writes that 3 million gallons a day is being used for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Some is being trucked in from neighboring Kuwait, and some is coming from Turkey, which in turn is getting oil from refineries in Greece. Over $900 million a week is being spent on fuel. Remember when Bush, and the members of his cabinet, and the media, said the war was going to pay for itself? Off of Iraqi oil revenues? You can read more about it, here.
Your Tax Dollars At Work