Congress is expected to give final approval today to a $448 billion defense-spending bill that includes $1.6 million for Springfield's Memorial Medical Center.I know it’s a matter of semantics but I think it’s entirely appropriate that some of this nation’s ‘defense’ should be against things like disease, and cancer in particular. Cancer causes far, far, far more pain, suffering and, yes, TERROR, than a bunch of evil-doers in some Axis-of-Evil-Land.
A Memorial spokesman said Thursday the money would be used to purchase computerized intravenous pumps designed to reduce medication errors.
It wasn't clear Thursday why the funding is coming through a defense-spending bill..
By the way, we are now spending 2 BILLION fucking dollars AWEEK in Iraq.