The terrible cost of Washington’s wars

  • The vast resources wasted and the incalculable human suffering inflicted by the bloated US military and intelligence apparatus pose the urgency of building a genuine mass movement against militarism and war.
  • Sequester Cuts

Bill Van Auken, World Socialist Web Site <http://www.wsws.org>

3 April 2013 | Harvard University’s new report estimating that the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will end up costing as much as $6 trillion is another indication of the terrible price paid by working people the world over for the crimes of imperialism.

This is the latest in a series of studies done by Harvard’s senior lecturer on public policy, Linda Bilmes, together with economist Joseph Stiglitz. Each successive study has raised the estimate of the wars’ long-term costs, due in large measure to the rising and sustained costs of caring for and compensating hundreds of thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who have returned home suffering grievous physical and psychological trauma.

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Related:

Sequester Cuts, US Uncut / Timeline Photos

If budgets reflect a country’s values, the US is based on mindless violence and cruel punishment of the poor, for the profit of a selfish few.

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