The Human Rights Watch today reported that imprisoned Iraqis are still being routinely tortured. To which, NB, a huge advocate of human rights, says duh. Apparently locking up one guy for ten years didn't stop it. One resident of Baghdad claimed that what's going on in Iraq now is worse than when the country was under Saddam Hussein's control. That may be going a little far, but as the U.S. did arm Iraq in the 1980s, we'll assume that what's going on is more or less the same as before. It's like a remake. Anyway, the president would like $80 billion more for his little escapade. According to NB's calculations, then, $7,626,559,556,608.60, which is the outstanding public debt as of January 25, 2005, plus $80,000,000,000 is something really fucking much. If this gets you down, just remember, you wouldn't want torture being done in your name to be anything less than top-of-the-line.