Format: video with audio
Running time: 1 min 10 sec.
Summary: Pinky talks about money and what kind of stuff the U.S. government is buying with it.
Pinky: You see this airplane? It's a United States Air Force B2 stealth bomber. It's one of the main airplanes the United States uses to bomb stuff... and people. You wanna guess how much one of these things costs? Well, they are 1.5 billion dollars each. Each, okay? Billion, not million. That's an amount of money most people can't even comprehend.
I mean, let me put it this way: if you had a good job that paid you, $50,000 dollars a year, and you never had to spend any of it and you could just save all your money all the time, it would still take you 30,000 years to save up the $1.5 billion to buy your very own B2 bomber.
Now, whether or not you think that's crazy, I guess that depends on how important you think it is to be able to bomb people and things on the far side of the planet with impunity. To some people, you can't put a price on such things.
A Dossier on Civilian Victims of United States' Arial Bombing of Afghanistan: A Comprehensive Accounting. Marc Herold, Ph.D.
< http://pubpages.unh.edu/%7Emwherold/ >
The Center for Defense Information
< http://www.cdi.org/issues/aviation/B296.html >
United States Department of Defence
< http://www.defenselink.mil/ >
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