Libyan War Cost Skyrockets...

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    U.S. Military operations in Libya are on course to cost Hundreds of Millions of Dollars more than the Pentagon estimated. The Pentagon expected to spend "Somewhere in the ball park of $750M" by the end of the fiscal year. But according to a recently leaked Pentagon memo,U.S. operations in Libya have already cost $664M as of May.

    This is very disturbing. Why are we fighting a War in Libya? Still haven't gotten a coherent or straight answer on that. And now we're stepping up our Bombing Campaign in Yemen too. Up to Five Wars at this point. What a tragedy. How many more Wars can we afford?...

    FT.com / Middle East & North Africa - Pentagon sees Libya military costs soar
     
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    Anymore you have to wonder what part of the Arab world can we say Obama DIDN'T bomb once his 8 years are up?
     
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    When we started bombing Libya Obama thought this campaign would be over by now, thats why the cost is more than what they anticipated. The best NATO can do is stalemate, they don't have what it takes to really bring Ghaddafi down, this thing is going to keep dragging on and on and costing us more.
     
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    Libya now seems eerily similar to our intervention in Afghanistan in the late 70's to mid 80's and the people we're supporting seem eerily similar to those as well.
     
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    Kuwait?
     
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    Yes it is very similar and very scarey, I don't trust the people we are supporting in Libya.
     
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    Yea it's very sad. This Libyan War will cost well over a $Billion by the end of the year. And now we're stepping up our bombings in Yemen too. When will this stuff ever end?
     
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    Good point. Their "Arab Spring" may not end so well for the U.S.
     
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    Isn't it weird how the board democrats consistently post on every subject but almost never come around these Libya threads?
     
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    Its hard to say, I think this will go on for the next couple Presidencies to be honest with you.
     

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