Our government looking out for us
Lebanon Situation Update - July 15, 2006
July 15, 2006 This information is current as of today, Sat Jul 15 12:20:12 2006.
A message to the American citizens in Lebanon:
The Department of State continues to work with the Department of Defense on a plan to help American citizens depart Lebanon. As of the morning of July 15, we are looking at how we might transport Americans to Cyprus. Once in Cyprus, Americans can then board commercial aircraft for onward travel. Commercial airlines provide the safest and most efficient repatriation options to final destinations.
The Department of State reminds American citizens that the U.S. government does not provide no-cost transportation but does have the authority to provide repatriation loans to those in financial need. For the portion of your trip directly handled by the U.S. Government we will ask you to sign a promissory note and we will bill you at a later date. In a subsequent message, when we have specific details about the transportation arrangements, we will inform you about the costs you will incur. We will also work with commercial aircraft to ensure that they have adequate flights to help you depart Cyprus and connect to your final destination.
The Department of State continues to work around the clock and will continue to send updates as appropriate.
I have to be honest.... I could not even figure out how to show what 25,000 Americans lives are worth to this nation.
Cost of the War in Iraq roughly 300 Billion Dollars
This amount of money is being spent because 2,819 people were killed on 9/11/2001.
The U.S. government is spending billions for people who have been killed, but they are not willing to spend millions for 25,000 people who are still alive… I can’t wait to hear about the Culture of Life. Honor those that died in that tragedy, but try not to forget the citizens trapped in this one.