Sunday, September 18, 2016

WDT: $5 Trillion Dollars in Wars....Did We Get Our Money's Worth ?

      A compilation of the monetary cost of America's Mideast wars since 2001 shows a price tag of nearly five trillion dollars....Then there is future interest expense and future ongoing committments.
      http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news03/study-americas-wars-in-middle-east-have-cost-nearly-48-trillion-20160918

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Drop the big one on it,pave it over,put up a couple McDonald's,and call it good.

Anonymous said...

Liberal crap. half of the 4.7 trillion would have been spent anyway on our military. The other half is pork spending on liberal causes. Like the Homeland Security budget that pays for city of Watertown smoke detector program and offers to pay for you to hire extra firefighters at the same time that everyone knows you have twice as many firefighters as is prudent. Then there is the sheriff department boats and snowmobiles and "surplus" war machines.

It doesn't matter what the price was because it wasn't worth it because Obama threw it all away.
"Bbbbbbut....Bush already agreed to the withdrawal", said the shrieking libtard. "So what", said the normal thinking people? Obama followed through with it. Obama didn't have to follow through with it and it was wrong to do it the way we did it, no matter who did it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks DUBYA , Rumsfeld , Cheney , Wolfowicz and all you neocon troglodytes for initiating this insanity .

These neocon schmucks broke the bank , ruined the economy and enriched themselves and their buddies at Halliburton et al on our OUR dime .

EIsenhower warned us to beware the MILITARY / INDUSTRIAL complex upon leaving office and these neer do well's are still screwing the pooch to this day .

Anonymous said...

Nope, we didn't get our money's worth. In money or lives. Reason being, we never went there to win in the first place. From letting Saddam stay in power to the "JV team", the military's hands have been tied. Now, with our Democrat voter importation program, we will end up fighting them here.

Anonymous said...

Why did they only go back 25 years? And does the cost include a couple of towers that went down 15 years ago? And do their casualty costs include the women and children who died due to sanctions? Or the ones in Sadam's mass graves?

Anonymous said...

This is a subject never explained to the public - the actual costs.

The US still pays World War TWO debt & most likely WWI debts as well.

Monetary troubles of today are directly linked to the Viet Nam War which ended in fiat currency.

Every nickel spent on adventures in the middle east - & keeping Ft Courage open - is done on your descendants back.

Hiding the costs of war makes war easier to embrace.

Who remembers now the Iraq War would "pay for itself"?

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

My post from the WDT forum:

Wow ... all that money, all the lives, all the wounded, all the destruction, the new terrorism generated, and the long-term effect that still lingers over that region all these years. We have been in war in the ME now over a dozen years. What have we learned, what have we gained, what have we lost? The numbers speak for themselves.

A crucial question is: Have we made any difference; any difference at all? In other other words, would things be worst now without U.S. involvement, even if that's possible to be worse?

The answer to that question remains one for the history books, which is still being written.

I would add: Imagine all that money, all those lives working here at home for us and not the ME where that stalemate has been going on how long: 2,000 years, longer - modern days since 1902. That kind of domestic spending - ha ... that's a joke.

Anonymous said...

Not really, but ft. Drum must be protected..

Anonymous said...

Thanks for censoring the Truth !, I undestand it is your blog but, You are starting to look like a shill to me mayor .

rick aldrich, USMC said...

Money is not the issue, its the lives lost from this world.

Anonymous said...

Of course it was worth it. We didn't get attacked by terrorists with nuclear weapons and the reason we didn't was because of those wars.

Anonymous said...

1131 Says it in a nutshell.. Democrats have been breeding blacks and importing latinos and others for years now.. Feed them some welfare, pay their medical keep them supplied with drugs all so the left can keep their clan in power.. The liar in chief wants to be the world cool guy, and has done nothing during his tenure.. He pats himself on the back about issues like killing Bin Laden and at the same time he threatens to veto the bill to allow victims of 911 to sue Saudi Ariaba. He runs down to Cuba and has tea and watches baseball while France is attacked then responds the next day. He praises the like of Castro but when Trump praises Putin the media goes crazy.. We are bringing in immigrants by the truckload and depositing them in rural America.. We cannot say the words terrorisim but rather act unconcerned.. China snubs him, Putin snubs him and Castro and others laugh at him and us..
Time for a real change and I,m not talking about a very very sick woman who Colin Powell describs as Greedy, arrogant, corrupt and a criminal...

Anonymous said...

Another subject to remember is the interest payments are not reflected in the DoD budget. When the public is told DoD spending is X dollars, that is a half-lie because large amounts of DoD spending is carried in other budgets; interest payments, nuke weapon programs, NASA, etc.

And the USAF has dropped so many bombs in the middle east that there is a critical shortage of bombs ... as the neocons poke Russia and China.

Anonymous said...

9:23, maybe if you washed your clothes, you might get that stench out that causes your brain to freeze up. But I have doubts that it would help.


Dannie, the only thing that's a joke on here is your post. You have the bureaucratic and educational foundation to string a bunch of bs together and say not a damn thing. I read your puke, and I find nothing of substance. It's like you wanted to be critical and fashionable, but you just couldn't muster the courage to say anything. Dan, I think you're an empty man, unless someone feeds you a speech and a plan. Obviously, they didn't this time. We won the war, then gave it back with your Liar in Chief, and now are in the process of winning it again. In the meantime, due to your ilk's love of instability, the world is graced with millions of refugees. That Arab Spring of yours really turned out great, per se.

Anonymous said...

It was correct to go to Afghanistan to try to destroy the pigs who were responsible for 9/11! We did it in World War II by going all the way to Japan. So now they are here blowing up here and there. I guess we can say that we save the money on travel expenses.

Anonymous said...

5:10 you are a kool aid drinker , you wallow in right wing xenophobia . Open your eyes , think these neocons manufactured this crap for personal gain . They care zero about the country , they only profit from constant warfare and the troglodytes on the extreme right who are so indoctrinated they can no longer think for themselves . It is you who needs an objectivity implant friend .

You are woefully out of touch .

Anonymous said...

Well, this Middle East business is the same situation as the "drug wars", and the illegal alien problem. Until the public develops the grit to do what is needed to end it, we will continue to throw money at the problem and thump our chest about "how hard" we are trying to solve the problem. Until that time comes, nothing will change.

Anonymous said...

7:00 PM, Do you think the neocons fabricated the bomb attacks today? Or the mall attack? Something tells me these weren't white conservatives committing those heinous acts. Idiot.

Anonymous said...

10:19 these are not the same issue at all this cost of over 5 trillion and these last 25 yrs SPAWNED this shit you idiot !!!

Try to think for a change, its a novel idea for you i'm certain , but do try .

Anonymous said...

WTF are you talking about 6:31? Afghanistan? The 9.11 terrorists came from donnie's favorite area of investment... Saudi Arabia.

Anonymous said...

9:16 AM, It's EXACTLY what Trump and his "xenophobes" are trying to prevent. But you idiots want open borders. You're just too stupid to see how stupid you are. Or perhaps you're just blinded by your self righteousness. Either way, we're not going to sit around and let you guys kill our women and children.

Anonymous said...

10:05Are you wearing your tinfoil hat in your survival shelter?damn you are paranoid if you are that damned afraid, you are inISIS POCKET IF YOU LIVE SCARED.Those bastards want you to be afraid. Ad you are stupid enough to fall for their This is America,we are not afraid to live our lives and go all paranoid over these 3rd world goat farmer They have no ability to ever defeat us ,but xenophobes like you weaken this nation,Live life free from fear

Anonymous said...

Xenaphone, or Xenephobe or something. Neocon and kneeocan or something. It really is fun to squat and vent those words. I feel like I'm really smart. Not Dannie smart but pretty darn fashionable. I love myself.