Iraq and Afghan Wars could Cost $2.4 Trillion

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    The price of incompetence, and financing wars with borrowed money:



    Iraq, Afghan wars could cost US 2.4 trillion: report

    Oct 24 10:56 AM US/Eastern

    Reuters: U.S. CBO estimates $2.4 trillion long-term war costs

    The total cost, including debt servicing, of the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could reach 2.4 trillion dollars by 2017, a report by the Congressional Budget Office found Wednesday.

    The report, by the body which provides non-partisan budget analysis for Congress, said higher estimates for spending for the wars could top out at 1.7 trillion dollars by the end of the next ten year period.

    Under the most intense scenarios of US military activity, a further 705 billion dollars could be added to the cost by interest payments, assuming the wars continue to be largely financed by government borrowing, the report said.

    The estimate contains estimated costs up to 2007 for military and diplomatic operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and other war on terror spending.

    It also includes related spending on medical care and disability compensation for veterans, and survivors benefits.


    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=071024145645.mf068wkv&show_article=1


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    let's not worry about the money. How many lives would be lost???
     
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    Oh wah.

    Guess it's time we started pumping that Iraqi oil into US oil tankers, huh?:rolleyes:
     
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    Put a dead stop on all of the social program budget and cut taxes again... problem solved.
    Give our troops all they need to kick ass and WIN!
     
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    Yeah, I think every republican presidential candidate, senatorial candidate, and house candidate should make this their election platform. Don't you agree?
     
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    I think you're being facetious, but yes, it's time to tell it like it is. The dems want us to lose because they don't want a war for any reason. They like police actions and treating terrorism as a crime. They like to spend other peoples money to keep people dependant on them instead of themselves and their Creator.
    Conservatives need to tell it like it is. We are at war. The only acceptable outcome of war is victory. For victory we need stuff. We have the best stuff in the world. It is expensive stuff. If we do not get the really great, expensive stuff that our warriors need to win, it won't much matter how much of the budget goes to food stamps, the NEA, stem cell reasearch, free condoms, etc., because people will begin dying here in pretty large amounts and these things will suddenly seem just a wee bit unimportant as all of the government resources will need to be devoted to keeping our country from descending into anarchy.
     
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    I hope and pray you and your party make that your platform: eliminate virtually all government services except for spending for the war in iraq.
     
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    As I hope and pray that the Socialists make their platform "America sucks. America is evil and mean. Let's give up. Stop working for yourself. Stop struggling. You can't do it. You're too dumb. Give us all your money. We'll take care of you. Crawl in mama Clinton's lap. Shh-shh-shh-shh. It's gonna be okay. Don't worry how we'll afford it. That's not your problem anymore."

    Tough time call for tough measures. It is time to decide what is true and right and execute. It is not time to pretend it will all go away if we just give up, let things work themselves out and let the "smart" people and the "experts" handle it.

    What really worries me is that we are so spoiled and morally ambivalent as a society that we may just choose the path of least resistance. I pray that isn't so.
     
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    Ya Clinton has said first we should spend 20 Billion a year on giving ever child born 5k for free, then has said we should make all medical Goverment run and paid for and recently she had another plan for something like 1500 dollars per person from some dumb idea.

    Lets waste our money on things the Government doesn't even have the legal right to do. Lets hope Clinton is the Nominee for the dems, she will pay for all those ignorant plans she keeps floating then pulling back from.

    Last I checked the Constitution DOES REQUIRE the Government to defend us, that IS in fact a legal and authorized use of our tax dollars.
     
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    If the price gets to 100$ a barrel then it might be a clue.
     

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