Regarding Bush’s request (or was it a demand?) for an obscenely thick wad to fund ongoing occupation, TrueMajority asks:
How much is $87 billion? For that amount of money, America could:
Solve the school budget crisis in every one of our communities,
Provide health insurance for every uninsured American child for 15 years,
Provide food for all 6 million of the children who die from hunger around the world for 7 years.
A day of protest is being planned for October 25 in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles and places in between.
Update: costofwar.com provides a visceral, real-time tabulation of what this involvement is costing us.