You’ve heard it a million times: It’s Bush’s fault that we
have a ballooning deficit because he started the Iraq War. Well, that isn’t
exactly accurate – the
Washington Examiner reported on some interesting statistics that show the
stimulus program actually costs more than the entire Iraq War effort.
Yes, you read that correctly: the stimulus program cost more
than the Iraq War.
American Thinker blog put together a power graph, seen to the right, which
shows that the Iraq War contributed little to deficits from 2003-2009. They
also included a myriad of quotes from leftists blaming said deficits on – you guessed
it, the war in Iraq.
This fact ought to prepare you for debates with your fellow
liberal students who will undoubtedly blame Bush and the Iraq War for deficits,
the bad economy, and anything else that is wrong at the moment.
Print out a copy of this graph and bring it to your
political science classes – see how your professors react.