Thursday, October 16, 2008

There's A Sand Shortage In Iraq.

Stephen Colbert interviews 2001 Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz. He co-authored The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict published earlier this year. Mr. Stiglitz tells of military contractors screwing US out of even more money by shipping sand from Kuwait to Iraq. To which Stephen Colbert replies:

"Wow! That's like shipping bullshit to Washington!"
Oy. Stiglitz details how the money we've spent on the Iraq War and on subsequent "reconstruction" attempts would have been better spent here at home on measures that would have prevented the current US economic crisis.