Comment: $70 BILLIONS

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$70 BILLIONS

Folks, I'm afraid it's 70 billions.

Rationale ?

$70 million barely covers a few months activity of a hundred or so U.S. troops overseas.

Want an order of magnitude ?

"U.S. Spending PER SECOND : $5,000 in 2008 (per Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on May 5, 2008)

Cost of deploying one U.S. soldier for one year in Iraq : $390,000."

(Old) sources :

http://usliberals.about.com/od/homelandsecurit1/a/IraqNumber...

Here, per the OP's, it's about a pledge for the ENTIRE Israeli military force, spanning at least a year (likely more, and expect this pledge to be "extended" in some future, btw).

We U.S. tax payers have to "deal with it".

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