Pentagon officials have told the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee a gallon of fuel costs the military about $400 by the time it arrives in the remote locations in Afghanistan where U.S. troops operate.
“It is a number that we were not aware of and it is worrisome,” Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), the chairman of the House Appropriations Defense panel, said in an interview with The Hill. “When I heard that figure from the Defense Department, we started looking into it.”
$400 a gallon for gas. If a Hummer has a twenty gallon fill up, it costs us $8,000.
Eight thousand dollars for a tank of gas for a vehicle that gets some of the worst mileage on earth.
Now I know that Afghanistan has cars and trucks. You can even see them on Google Earth. Try to tell me that the Afghans pay $400/gal for gas. They manage to get gas for their vehicles at a fiftieth(around $8/gal) of that cost.
I smell the disgusting aroma of the likes of Cheney and Haliburtion in all this.
We taxpayers are getting so screwed.
Eight freaking thousand dollars for a tank of gas. Someboby, actually several somebodies, needs to be horse whipped, hung, drawn and quartered, boiled in oil, shot into the sun, and then severly punished for this sort of thievery.