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    vacantlook, In her own Voice, TexDem

    carrier battle group in the Persian Gulf, out of a total of perhaps 6 deployed at any given time.

    That's several billion dollars of floating hardware (carrier, planes, smaller ships) and probably ten thousand sailors, plus the costs of the US base in Bahrain,  just for oil.

    Not to mention the costs of Iraq ....

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

    by blue aardvark on Mon Apr 25, 2011 at 12:15:37 PM PDT

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