Cheap at half the price

Jesus Breakdancing Christ. Is this supposed to be good news? Does someone expect a pat on the head and an extra long walkies for delivering this news? (via Reuters):

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will cost the United States less than the $170 billion estimate given earlier this year by Defense Secretary Robert Gates, the Pentagon’s budget chief said on Tuesday.

“I expect it to be less,” Pentagon Comptroller Tina Jonas told Reuters after a speech to a conference sponsored by Jane’s Information Group. She did not give a figure.

Huh. You expect it to be less than a butt-fuckingly huge amount, but you can’t or won’t give even an estimate on how much you actually expect it to cost.

Here’s an idea: shut the fuck up until you have something to say. Thanks.

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