A Sobering Article On US Political and Military Excess

Post your thoughts here if you are not sure where to post it!
Post Reply
User avatar
Posts: 13226
Joined: July 2, 2006, 5:29 pm

A Sobering Article On US Political and Military Excess

Post by jackspratt » September 9, 2021, 8:08 pm

Why are Americans paying $32m every hour for wars since 9/11?
Barbara Lee
Another lengthy read, and hopefully time for reflection by our US cousins who have directly paid for this.

And for the rest of us, who have paid indirectly.
The Afghanistan war alone has cost more than $2.6tn taxpayer dollars and killed more than 238,000 individuals. The 2002 AUMF, which authorized war against Iraq based on fabricated claims of weapons of mass destruction, has cost $1.9tn and killed an estimated 288,000. Together, these two AUMFs have been used by three successive presidents to engage in war in at least seven countries – from Yemen to Libya to Niger – against a continually growing list of adversaries that Congress never foresaw or intended. The Bush, Obama and Trump administrations have further identified to Congress combat-ready counter-terrorism deployments to at least 14 additional countries, indicating that the AUMFs could justify armed combat in those places as well. Only 56 current members of the House and 16 senators were present at the 2001 vote, making a mockery of the constitutional principle that only the people’s elected representatives in Congress can send our country to war.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... arbara-lee

User avatar
Posts: 3714
Joined: August 2, 2013, 10:14 am

Re: A Sobering Article On US Political and Military Excess

Post by papafarang » September 9, 2021, 11:19 pm

imperial colonial doctrine does not work, Afghanistan was never going to be the land of Mc Donald's .look at history. after 190 years of British rule in India . Indians turned out to be Indian. did anyone expect that afghans would be American because they had Starbucks
Hansa village clubhouse . Tel 0981657001 https://www.google.co.th/maps/place/Han ... 5851?hl=en

Post Reply

Return to “Open Forum”