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Hydrogen Hummer or Iraq Occupation, How Would You Spend $3 Trillion?

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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same people who brought you OutfoxedRupert Murdoch antagonists Robert Greenwald and BraveNewFilms—want to send you a shopping spree, virtually speaking. Their new website, The $3 Trillion Shopping Spree, is a progressive vehicle even the consumerist Hummer-driving set can appreciate. The site challenges visitors to spend $3 trillion, the estimated cost of the occupation of Iraq on goods and services neatly organized into categories such as "Apparel & Shoes," "Automotive," "Health & Beauty," "Home & Garden," and "Toys, Kids & Baby." What you'll find in each of the categories are interactive statistics comparing the costs of the war with real-life products. It's Amazon for socially conscious capitalists. A sort of Bush-bashing Brewster's Millions.

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