Cost of Libya Intervention $600 Million for First Week, Pentagon Says
One week after an international military coalition intervened in Libya, the cost to U.S. taxpayers has reached at least $600 million, according figures provided by the Pentagon.
U.S. ships and submarines in the Mediterranean have unleashed at least 191 Tomahawk cruise missiles from their arsenals to the tune of $268.8 million, the Pentagon said.
U.S. warplanes have dropped 455 precision guided bombs, costing tens of thousands of dollars each.
A downed Air Force F-15E fighter jet will cost more than $60 million to replace.
And operation of the war craft, guzzling ever-expensive fuel to maintain their positions off the Libyan coast and in the skies above, could reach millions of dollars a week, experts say.
And some MSM sources are already seriously questioning Obama's statements in his speech last night.
I remember the chants: Bush lied people died! and Blood for oil!
So what is the difference now? IMO, the only difference is who is in the white house and who the mainstream media is supporting regardless of the facts.
The bottom line, Obama has once again lied to the American people. Only this time, he has done it to take us to war for someone elses oil. American treasure is being expended now in the pursuit of keeping Europe in oil? And they and their liberal minions in America are fine with that.
What a difference a few years make. What a difference a pliable and submissive media makes.