posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 12:16 PM
The cost of these wars is enormous. The US media, being good servants for the government, only reports the out-of-pocket or current cost of the wars,
which is only about one-third of the real cost. The current cost leaves out the cost of life-long care for the wounded and maimed, the cost of
life-long military pensions of those who fought in the wars, the replacement costs of the destroyed equipment, the opportunity cost of the resources
wasted in war, and other costs. The true cost of America’s illegal Iraq invasion, which was based entirely on lies, fabrications and deceptions, is
at least $3,000 billion according to economist Joseph Stiglitz and budget expert Linda Bilmes.
The government of the United States does not represent the American people. It represents the oligarchs. The way campaign finance and elections are
structured, the American people cannot take back their government by voting. A once proud and free people have been reduced to serfdom.
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