Zero Bang for Buck

After seven months of unsuccessful searches for Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction, the Bush administration has a new plan: Let's spend more money. Tucked away in a classified section of President Bush's $87 billion spending request for Iraq and Afghanistan expenses is a request for $600 million to continue searching for chemical, biological or nuclear weapons, according to The New York Times. The Pentagon declined to comment on the classified request. If approved, the total price for the search will be about $1 billion.

Since the search for WMDs has thus far proved fruitless, Americans might be wondering how the administration plans to spend the extra money. After all, "it's your money," not the government's, as Bush is fond of saying.