Cost of war at least $3.7 trillion and counting

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    While Americans are arguing over the cost of healthcare, the government continues to waste their money on useless wars in the Middle East. Think about it, $3.7 trillion wasted already, think about how that money could have been used to improve the standard of living and the infrastructure in the US.


    Cost of war at least $3.7 trillion and counting
    Cost of war at least $3.7 trillion and counting | Reuters
     
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    wasnt obama getting us out of Iraq by 2012 and 2014 and now something liek 2025? Didnt he and Biden crack champagne over the victory of the Iraq war? If we won how come the boys and girls are still over there?
     
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    Brown University is about as left-wing as you can get without being arrested. Any "study" put out by that university is absolutely worthless.
     
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    And those horrific numbers pale in comparison to the cost our soldiers and their families have paid.

    Criminal.

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    So are unecessary, meaningless wars regardless of their costs.
     
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    The GOP doesn't care, non-stop war and the insane spending to pay for it is "patriotic"
     
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    Yep. Incredible.

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    In terms of % of GDP, the wars today are peanuts compared to World War II.....but don't let facts get in the way of a rant.

    Also, it is stupid to claim the money was "wasted" when it was used to kill terrorists and remove the Taliban and Saddam from power in addition to provide jobs to people in the defense and intelligence industries.

    The planes, bullets, etc built in a war effort does in fact stimulate the economy more than some craphole Green energy scams like Solyndra. Engineers and tech workers in the defense industry provide more technology to the average American than some solar cell plant that can't compete with the Chinese.

    The same idiots complaining about spending money to kill terrorists think that money is better spent ignoring the terrorist threats and giving the money to people on welfare so they can have their free healthcare, PS3, apartment, etc.
     
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    Yes GoneBezerk, we all know how brave you are with the lives, limbs, minds, families and dollars of others.

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    Dumbfuck, I have a DD214.....you don't.

    I did more for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan than you did talking shit on the internet.

    I still have friends flying over Afghanistan right now, you don't.

    You're just a dumbfuck on the internet that hides behind the military but uses the costs of war to get your ultimate goal of gutting the military.

     

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