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Post-9/11 wars have cost the U.S. an estimated $8 trillion.

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And killed more than 900,000 people ---both very conservative estimates in my opinion.

A report from the Costs of War project at Brown University revealed that 20 years of post-9/11 wars have cost the U.S. an estimated $8 trillion and have killed more than 900,000 people.

The Costs of War project, founded more than a decade ago at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and co-directed by two Brown scholars, released its influential annual report ahead of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, the impetus for an ongoing American effort to root out terrorism in the Middle East and beyond.

“The war has been long and complex and horrific and unsuccessful... and the war continues in over 80 countries,” said Catherine Lutz, co-director of Costs of War and a professor of international and public affairs at Brown, during a virtual event hosted by the Watson Institute on Wednesday, Sept. 1. “The Pentagon and the U.S. military have now absorbed the great majority of the federal discretionary budget, and most people don’t know that. Our task, now and in future years, is to educate the public on the ways in which we fund those wars and the scale of that funding.”
Failed, illegal wars which have finally ended, thanks to President Biden.

The question now is has Congress and the American people at last learned an important lesson and oppose the next Republican president’s efforts to involve America in another failed, illegal war.
 
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Failed, illegal wars which have finally ended, thanks to President Biden.

The question now is has Congress and the American people at last learned an important lesson and oppose the next Republican president’s efforts to involve America in another failed, illegal war.
Hillary, Biden, Kerry, all voted for those failed , illegal "gop" wars.
Save the party talk for your nephew's wedding reception, Gomer.

And speaking of illegal and /or covert wars ......Libya and Syria both happened under Obama's watch with Hillary at the State dept and Brennan running CIA.
 
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The opposite.
Broken infrastructures, more terrorists or future ones than ever, many heading here or here already, 65 million displaced refugees wandering the planet.....socialism and hyperinflation creeping in here.....

The war is coming home.
You are correct I should have qualified my statement as notthing positive has come of it
 
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You are correct I should have qualified my statement as notthing positive has come of it
It's why 'they' keep us divided in every possible way.
The revolution won't be televised, and you can't storm the castle if you're too busy fighting each other.
 

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When you get right down to it, Bin Ladin won.

He bankrupted the USA and we have lost a SHIT TON of our CIVIL RIGHTS.

In 2001, the Federal Debt was $6 trillion....now it's $30 trillion?

Any way you cut it.....Bin Ladin brought down the USA. Kudos to that crazy asshole. Well done, you goat licker.
Democrats want to add more than 1/3rd of that in a self/party-benfitting pork-bomb 'Infrastructure bill in which only a reported 10% is actual infrastructure'.

If it were up to Democrats they would add $8 trillion in New debt in 1 year under Biden...

So what's your point?
 

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Democrats want to add more than 1/3rd of that in a self/party-benfitting pork-bomb 'Infrastructure bill in which only a reported 10% is actual infrastructure'.

If it were up to Democrats they would add $8 trillion in New debt in 1 year under Biden...

So what's your point?

Bin Ladin acheived his goal is my point.
 

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