Monday, August 10, 2009

The Cost Of War

The thing that's turning me against continued military deployment in Afghanistan is the cost. Here we are spending more than five times the country's GDP each year on the operation. As Matt says, it's time to look at how much we could get for $6.5 billion in bribes rather than $65 billion. I really don't want to be restarting War or Car for Afghanistan anytime soon, but I can see things going in a way where that could end up being a live option.

1 comment:

janinsanfran said...

Yes -- note also, all our "allies" are on the way out. The Dutch go next year, the Canucks the year after; the Brits at under terrific pressure from their population and military to cut their losses.

When it gets to be just the big elephant in the living room, stomping around at greater and greater cost to little effect, will our leaders notice that the U.S. is done there?