Re: Iraqi Prime Minister: U.S. Troops Must Leave In 2011
"For example, the cost of diagnosing, treating and compensating disabled veterans has proved higher than we expected."
And that's for decades to come. It'll probably end up being well over $3 trillion. America will be paying for this stupid war as far as the eye can see............
"The question today is: Can we learn from this costly mistake?"
Not if Republicans get their way. We'll be fighting another war with "brown people" real soon. They want to whine and complain about govt. spending now, but an $11 trillion debt didn't bother them. Starting an unpaid for war didn't bother them. A $1.4 trillion deficit didn't bother them. A $700 billion bailout pushed by their god Bush and Paulson didn't bother them. Medicare part D unpaid for didn't bother them. We didn't hear a peep from them for 8 years. When Ron Paul was telling them not to do these things, they tuned him out. Didn't want to hear anything he had to say.
But I guess as long as your President is a Christian with a southern accent and talks to God, drinks beer, and watches NASCAR, it's all good. His actual policy contradicting your "fiscal conservative" views doesn't matter.