• Susan Seligson

    Susan Seligson has written for many publications and websites, including the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, the Boston Globe, Yankee, Outside, Redbook, the Times of London, Salon.com, Radar.com, and Nerve.com. Profile

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There are 5 comments on Staggering Price Tag for Iraq, Afghanistan Wars

  1. The information here is concise and understandable. I plan to pass it on to as many friends and relatives as possible. Thank you BU Today for reporting on this important study

  2. Thank you for presenting this study. Every American needs to read this. The thing that is most disturbing is that none of this was mentioned by the Republicans or Democrats during the shameful budget and debt ceiling horror show that we just went through with the democrats caving in to the lunatic fringe of the Republican Party at the end.The President should have stood up and said that he was not going to allow the debt ceiling process to be mingled with a budget debate because one had nothing to do with the other. He never should have allowed himself to be bullied into no win negotiations with the Republicans who had no intention of compromising and in the end got everything that they wanted at the expense of the poorest and most needy members of our society. I wonder if this same bunch of Republican lunatics would have been spewing such nonsense if the President was white?

  3. Somebody should come up with some sort of way to quantitate the gains we’ve taken out of both conflicts in dollars and than put that number on a bar graph next to the number of dollars we’ve put in to them so that we can laugh (or cry) at the difference.

  4. These costs are staggering and I understand are being paid from the current administration’s budged. With this in mind, why all at once they want to cap the debt ceiling all at once?

  5. This is the national delusion. to my understanding, we just gave 600 and some billion plus 80 some billion to the pentagon (the 80 bill supposedly is for overseas operations)Right there is nearly 3/4 of a trillion. Historically, it’s one of the ways empires and nations fall. Ironically, it wasn’t too long after the soviet union came out of Afghanistan that the jig was up.

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