Saturday, July 2, 2011

Stop The Wars

Have taken a lot of "heat" from Republicans who support the wars, and think I am some type of traitor. But here are the latest estimates of the value of the ongoing wars so far:

US wars leave 225,000 dead, cost $4.4 trillion: study
by Staff Writers
Washington (AFP) July 1, 2011

US wars launched since the attacks of September 11, 2001 have left 225,000 dead and cost up to $4.4 trillion, according to a new study by university researchers.

The study published by Brown University this week focused on the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and counter-terrorism campaigns in Pakistan and Yemen, which came in the wake of the 9/11 attacks on the United States.

The authors argued that governments almost always go to war underestimating the potential duration and costs of a conflict while overestimating "the political objectives that can be accomplished by the use of brute force."

The study said "an extremely conservative estimate" of the casualty toll was about 225,000 people killed and 365,000 wounded in the wars so far.

Yawn, Yawn, Yawn. So much wasted money and lives.  And just look at all the positive results. Zero. This is why we need to stop the wars, NOW, and pay attention to domestic affairs, and let others handle their own affairs; Stop with the taxpayer aid money also; Strengthen our economy by reducing taxes, and  make political office public service rather than a profession.
Lord Howard Hurts   

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