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Saturday, August 3, 2013
How long with these wars, America?
The cost of war: 6714 - Number of Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn casualties as confirmed by U.S. Central Command.
7 more dead this week: - Army Sgt. Stefan M. Smith, July 23, 2013 - 24, of Glennville, Ga - Army 1st Lt. Jonam Russell, July 23, 2013 - 25, of Cornville, Ariz - Army Spc. Rob L. Nichols, July 23, 2013 - 24, of Colorado Springs, Colo - Army Spc. Caryn E. Nouv, July 27, 2013 - 29, of Newport News, Va - Army Sgt. Eric T. Lawson, July 27, 2013 - 30, of Stockbridge, Ga - Army Sgt. Stephen M. New, July 28, 2013 - 29, of Bartlett, Tenn - Army Spc. Nicholas B. Burley, July 30, 2013 - 22, of Red Bluff, Calif. Another week and another $2 Billion spent in Afghanistan. Total bill to U.S. Taxpayers = $1,461,095,349,726.
You want to "support the troops"? Bring them home. Demand that we bring them home. You want to cut our wasteful--grossly wasteful, obscene--deficit spending? Cut the Department of Defense budget by half. We would still outspend the rest of the world several times over.