Well it turns out that aside by being a catastrophe in terms of lives lost, these neocon-driven wars of choice in the Middle East have been a financial catastrophe as well. From CNBC,
American taxpayers have spent $6.4 trillion on post-9/11 wars and military action in the Middle East and Asia, according to a new study.
Oh yeah, and that human cost,
The report, from the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University, also finds that more than 801,000 people have died as a direct result of fighting. Of those, more than 335,000 have been civilians. Another 21 million people have been displaced due to violence.
So much so, in fact, that I'm not even sure whether my previous sentence was disgust or sarcasm. Can we get some fiscal conservatives other than Ron and Rand Paul to oppose this by chance?
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