U.S. Bridges? F#cked. The Money to Fix Them? In Iraq

"I often wonder why so much lip service is given to 'national defense' and almost none given to having something to defend."
We all know about the billions of dollars being shoveled into Iraq, much of it into the hands of unaccountable private contractors.

Here at home, our basic infrastructure is falling apart:
It would cost at least $140 billion to repair all the nation's bridges if work began immediately, a nationwide safety organization said in a comprehensive report Monday.
"States simply cannot keep up with bridge maintenance," the report warns, adding that 73 percent of U.S. road traffic -- and 90 percent of truck traffic -- travels over state-owned bridges.
Jill Hussein C. blogs at Brilliant at Breakfast.