The Numbers Tell the Story

There’s little I can add …

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4 thoughts on “The Numbers Tell the Story

  1. This is one matter on which I can wholeheartedly agree with you both. Sadly.

    The two wars have apparently so far cost $2 trillion, and that is estimated to rise to about $5 trillion by 2050, the extra coming in interest payments, ongoing rehabilitation, etc. That amount could have put the USA on a sustainable energy footing with little or no dependence on oil, or paid for a health scheme, or bought a lot of schools and hospitals in the Middle East, or …. almost anything.

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    • And now McCain is over talking with the Syrian opposition forces! No doubt promising U.S. assistance … in fact, the article I read says discussions focused on “the need for military assistance.”

      For me, it’s not so much the cost of these wars in dollars (although that is certainly a major factor), but it’s the LIVES that are lost … on both sides. McCain and others (mostly Republicans) seem to have no objection to sending more and more of our young men (and women) to fight on foreign soil.

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  2. And where America goes, so often Australia follows. I don’t see any use in supporting the opposition for it is just one (or more) Muslim factions fighting another (or more).

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