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    Occupying Iraq is costing us 720 million per day, 5 billion per week and 20 billion per month.  Of that, 40% is going to contractors.  That's 8 billion a month of our taxpayers money going to the 180,000 mercenaries in Iraq.  I think I just figured out how the Democrats can get us out of the mess in Iraq.  They should tell Bush that they will give him 60% of the amount he is requesting to pay for our troops.  We will no longer pay for contractors in Iraq.  That would give the Democrats cover since the Republics couldn't say that the Democrats don't support the troops.  It will also force Bush to bring our troops home because without Bush's private army, our troops will be sitting ducks.

    If the Democrats don't see this as their golden opportunity, especially with all the news about the Blackwater thugs, then they are complicit with the Bush Administration in the deaths of our troops.

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