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Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Costs of our Wars


Another week and another two billion dollars spent in Afghanistan.

Total bill to US taxpayers:

$1,457,237,036,956

More importantly:

Number of "Enduring Freedom", "Operation Iraqi Freedom" and "Operation New Dawn" casualties as confirmed by US Central Command:

6,706

That's 6,706 soldiers--men and women from our nation.

And two more dead this week:

--Marine Lance Corporal Benjamin Tuttle, July 14, 2013--19 years old and from Gentry, Arkansas

and

--Army Staff Sergeant Sonny C. Zimmerman, July 16, 2013--25 years old of Waynesfield, Ohio.


All of which begs the question---at what point are we going to end this pointless, extremely costly and utterly unnecessary insanity?

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