We are entering our 20th year of the War On Terror….after a trillion dollars I ask….how goes the War on Terror?
Let’s look at the costs…..
The War on Terror is a military campaign launched by President George W. Bush in response to the al-Qaida 9/11 terrorist attacks. It includes the Afghanistan War and the War in Iraq, and it added $2.4 trillion to the debt as of the FY 2020 budget.
Think about what that kind of cash could do for the people of this country.
But sadly the road of war has few exit ramps.
War on Terror has added nearly $2 trillion, or more than 35%, to the U.S. debt. It also raises the U.S. budget deficit. Defense spending is such a big chunk of the budget that there is no realistic way to reduce either without cutting it.
Here is a look at the War On Terror…..https://original.antiwar.com/scott/2021/03/02/hows-the-war-on-terrorism-going/
Keep in mind that the War on Terror is not limited to Afghanistan and Iraq and to a smaller extent Syria….it is being “fought” in some 80 countries.
Let’s not forget the over 800,000 people who have been victims of the War on Terror….
I think it is time to declare victory and pull our troops away from the insanity and to place the War On Terror in the dust bin of history.
And I am not alone…..the Austrian Economics Center agrees…..
It’s amazing how we can become numb to circumstances with the passing of time. The U.S.-led War on Terror is nearing its twentieth year with no clear end in sight. Indeed, to many average people in the West, the perpetual violence of the War on Terrorism has become normal, and we have become indifferent.
America bombing and invading the Middle East has become a dark cliché. Nobody bats an eye. There are so many facets, so many groups, and countries involved, and so many interconnected moving parts that it’s perfectly understandable to throw your hands up and accept this whole dizzying headache as just the way things are and always will be, forever.
Let’s end this insanity!
What say you?
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