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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:43 AM

 

Why are we spending more in Afghanistan in 2012 than in Iraq in 2004 ?

Supposedly the wars are winding down, but we are still paying over double the defense budget of the Clinton years.





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http://csis.org/files/publication/120515_US_Spending_Afghan_War_SIGAR.pdf

Bush more than doubled the defense budget while giving tax cuts and no one in the US Congress can figure out what happened to the economy?

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Reply Why are we spending more in Afghanistan in 2012 than in Iraq in 2004 ? (Original post)
No Compromise Jan 2013 OP
think Jan 2013 #1
No Compromise Jan 2013 #2
L0oniX Jan 2013 #3
No Compromise Jan 2013 #4
Puzzledtraveller Jan 2013 #5
No Compromise Jan 2013 #7
Comrade Grumpy Jan 2013 #6
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #8
Octafish Jan 2013 #9
No Compromise Jan 2013 #10
OneTenthofOnePercent Jan 2013 #11
former9thward Jan 2013 #12
No Compromise Jan 2013 #13

Response to No Compromise (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:53 AM

1. we've always got money to throw at wars. it's the american way

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Response to think (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:27 AM

2. It's the 1%ers way

 


It is time for real Americans to stand up for our country.

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Response to No Compromise (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:31 AM

3. Not "we". "They"! n/t

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:28 PM

4. we are letting the lunatics run the asylum

 

there must be a way we can get them in a straight jacket where they belong

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Response to No Compromise (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:29 PM

5. Drones aren't cheap? I dunno.

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Response to Puzzledtraveller (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:56 PM

7. I don't want to live in a world with drones everywhere

 


Did they ask us if we want to pay for that crap?

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Response to No Compromise (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:55 PM

6. More than $2 billion a week for war!!

And they want to cut Medicare and Social Security.

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Response to No Compromise (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:31 PM

8. Inflation, in number of contractors and bribes.

Afghanistan is a bigger country.
Contracts increased as # of contractors increased.
Many DOD contracts are for 5 years or longer, with increases built in.

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Response to No Compromise (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:53 PM

9. Great question.

One that should be answered by our elected representatives the nation's chief executive.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:42 PM

10. yes, how do we make them answer that question?

 


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Response to No Compromise (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:25 PM

11. They are logistical costs for preparing to pull out.

 

Everything of value we brought in over the last severa years that can be brought back needs prepped/IDed/packed and made ready for shipment. Some operations need transferred to civillian contractors and companies. You've got to hurry up and train afghan forces to take care of themselves, train their pilots, build up their military infrastructure and wrap up loose ends.

It's not like they look at a calender and say, "well today's the day. lets get outta here" - and hop in their M-ATVs and drive off. It;s taken several years to get al this shit where/how it is today. Gonna take either alot of effort to get it out in just a year.

Edit: I have feeling that a lot of assets and stuff will simply jump across the mediterranian to Yemen, Djibouti, and other terrorist hot spots used for training in NE Africa. Never ending wars, ya know.

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Response to No Compromise (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:31 PM

12. The more hopeless the war the more we will spend.

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Response to No Compromise (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:22 AM

13. kick

 


when will we talk about the real takers?

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