We hear about the cost of war but mostly it is about the human costs….the deaths and the injured……but seldom will anyone bother to look at the dollars and cents of the action. Why?
Ask yourself….who pays for a war? That is the question everyone should ask….especially those we send to DC to represent us and our interests.
Do you realize that since 9/11 the cost of the War on Terror has cost the country in the neighborhood of $5 trillion (yep that is trillion with a giant “T”)……and that total was from 2011, ten years into the WoT.
Five trillion dollars: that’s $16,000 per American; $64,000 for a family of four.
The final tally of the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan will reach at least $3.7 trillion, and could go as high as $4.4 trillion, according to a study done by Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies…
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