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The Cost of War : "nobody talks about it"

CJ Westerberg, March 1, 2011 10:06 AM

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Connect the Dots

"Rather than nation-building over in Afghanistan,
we ought to be doing be doing more nation-building in the United States."
-  MSNBC Morning Joe, April 18, 2011

Thought this was interesting how there seems to be bi-polar, bi-partisan agreement on this -

Democratic Congressman Jim McGovern from Massachusetts joins Joe Scarborough and
Mika Brzezinski on "Morning Joe," bringing attention to the Afghanistan conflict and the high price we are paying for a war with no end in sight.  He relates this to the budget cuts we have
domestically, and points out the cost of this war is "on a credit card."

McGovern has formed a bi-partisan committee, along with Republican Walter Jones from North Carolina.

In addition to the lives lost, injured and at-risk every day by our men and women in combat,
this war is costing our country $300 million per day, or $110 billion per year.

Check out the 3:25 mark when McGovern talks about how we are making this painful cuts in
Washington, when and nobody is even talking about the war costs . . .

At  the 6:45 mark, Jon Meacham states how our mission in Afghanistan, has changed to building a civil society there . . .

After writing this, I checked Alexander's posts and went back to John Merrow's posts from there,
so here is a link -

With Pre-school Education, we talk the walk, but don't walk the talk . .  .

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  • robert porter

    many states largest employers are military industrial complexes . oak ridge tennessee, redstone arsenel huntsville alabama, savannah river plant south carolina. then you have the military bases pumping money into many states ecomies. the senators from these states dont want the spending in afganistan and iraq to stop, no wars = low employment less taxes. texas military bases, contractors for military; how much money does this bring in. how many states ecomies are subsidized by the federal goverment in the form of military spending. how about we build the nation with a good education, by creating a economy that manufactures products for the benefit of mankind instead of the destruction , how about cleaner power plants more wind and sunpower. better transportation systems. how about we concentrate on building america. instead of ruling other countries. simply put our politicians due a half ass job of governing the united states. how could they possibly build a working goverment in another country

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