$1,200,000 per soldier per year. That's what we're putting on the Chinese VISA Card "fixing" Afghanistan. 1.2 million dollars per soldier per year. Let's consider that when the discussion turns to trimming the funds spent on Education. Education is the one thing that should NOT be on the table for cuts. Quality Education for the masses is the key to EVER balancing our common budget. If the first rule of accounting is to stop the bleeding, why are we hovering over local scratches with well-intentioned Band Aids while the patient hemorrhages over-seas?