George W. Bush–By the numbers

I found this article to be quite interesting. Some of the numbers I think are slanted, but here’s some that really stood out for me. This is our president who is “tough on terror:”

*$3m: Amount the White House was willing to grant the 9/11 Commission to investigate the 11 September attacks.

*$50m: Amount granted to the commission that looked into the Columbia space shuttle crash.

*14: Number of Immigration and Naturalisation Service (INS) agents assigned to track down 1,200 known illegal immigrants in the United States from countries where al-Qa’ida is active.

*$10m: Amount Bush cut from the INS’s existing terrorism budget.

*2.5: Number of hours after Rumsfeld learnt that Osama bin Laden was a suspect in the 11 September attacks that he brought up reasons to “hit” Iraq.

*$4.7bn: Total value of contracts awarded to Halliburton in Iraq and Afghanistan.

*90: Percentage of detectors which give early warning of a biological weapons attack found to be defective.

*$3.29: Average amount allocated per person Nationwide in the first round of homeland security grants.

*$36: Amount allocated per person for homeland security in Wyoming, Vice-President Cheney’s home state.

*$5.87: Amount allocated per person in New York City.

And that’s just some of the numbers. And that’s just on the war on terror. There’s other good tidbits about how his administration has failed in the economy, civil liberties, healthcare, foreign relations, the environment, etc.

And you still want to vote for this guy?

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