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(Reuters) - Pakistan's closure of supply routes to the Afghan war is costing American taxpayers $100 million a month, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Wednesday, as he recommended possibly setting conditions on future U.S. aid to Islamabad.
Panetta's decision to disclose what had been a closely guarded figure at the Pentagon appeared to be another sign of frustration with Pakistan and will do little to generate sympathy for that country in Congress, which is wrestling with ways to scale back the U.S. budget deficit.
Asked during a Senate budget hearing whether he would recommend
I have one simple yet elegant solution:
STOP THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN AND BRING OUR BOYS HOME!
And spend that money on people in America who need that help.
Originally posted by Numbers33four
reply to post by EvilSadamClone
What costs America money is fighting a useless damned war that never should have been started in the first place. It is being fought because Americans love to kill brown people. Americans are too dumb and willfully blind to see that there own government created and control Al Quaeda and pulled 911 through that proxy. Eventually unless Americans wake up it will cost them everything. Too late.
edit on 13-6-2012 by Numbers33four because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by AGWskeptic
Boy, am I glad Obama closed Gitmo and ended those neverending wars.
Can you imagine the mess we'd be in right now if he hadn't?