House GOP leaders triumphantly announced a plan to cut the defense budget: no more color photocopies!
No, seriously. And we wondered: How does that measure up with the rest of America’s military spending? Well, the money the GOP is saving could:
- Run the Iraq and Afghanistan wars for about 2.5 hours.
- Buy 8.6 percent of a fighter jet. One (1). Fighter. Jet.
- Cover the cost of one-sixth of the Tomahawk missiles we’ve lobbed at Libya…so far.
- Purchase a crapload of Humvees that the Army doesn’t want…but a GOP congressman is forcing them to buy, because the vehicle’s maker donates a lot to his campaign fund.