I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…
Post-9/11 Wars Have Cost Nearly $5 Trillion (and Counting): Report:
(Nadia Prupis) The U.S. military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost taxpayers nearly $5 trillion and counting, according to a new report released to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the attacks.
Dr. Neta Crawford, professor of political science at Brown University, released the figures in an independent analysis (pdf) of U.S. Departments of Defense, State, Homeland Security, and Veteran Affairs spending, as well as their base and projected future spending. Crawford is also a director at Brown’s Costs of War Project, which works to draw attention to the human, economic, and political toll of the military response to 9/11.
In total, the wars already boast a price tag of $4.79 trillion, she found. And the cost is still climbing.
My Commentary: Keep paying your “fair share” of extorted income to finance the war machine. Those poor Iraqis, Afghanis, Pakistanis, Yemenis, Somalis, Libyan, and Syrians must be liberated from the constraints of corporeality.