With just over three months until the last U.S. troops are currently due to leave Iraq, the Department of Defense is engaged in a mad dash to give away things that cost U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars to buy and build.
crazy war? or a genocide? or, maybe both. all wars are crazy. and a crime.
There were 505 U.S. military bases and outposts in Iraq at the height of operations,
Construction costs exceeded $2.4 billion,
The giveaways include enormous, elaborate military bases and vast amounts of military equipment that will be turned over to the Iraqis, mostly just to save the expense of bringing it home.
THE U.S. BASES
The most colossal relics of the U.S. invasion of Iraq will be the outsize military bases the Bush administration began erecting not long after the invasion, under the never explicitly stated assumption that Iraq would become the long-term staging area for U.S. forces in the region.
The biggest push came in 2005, with over $1.2 billion in base-building contracts signed in that fiscal year alone,
Most of the $2.4 billion was spent building about a dozen huge outposts that, in addition to containing air strips and massive fortifications also have all the comforts of home. The Al-Asad Airfield in Anbar province, for example, covers 25 square miles -- about the size of Boulder, Colo. -- and is known as "Camp Cupcake" due to its amenities.
ITS ALL STEALING FROM US BUDGET, FROM PEOPLE ANYWAYS.
MONEY TO WAR, TO CONQUEST, TO BLOW IT IN FOREIGN LAND ON / ANYTHING. DOESNT MATTER.
REPUBLICAN ROBBER BARONS WAR OIL COMPLEX CORRUPTED OLIGARCH RULING ELITE.