Letter: U.S. can only blame self – or its leaders
September 1, 2021
The U.S. government estimates that the 9/11 attacks, which originated in Afghanistan, cost Osama bin Laden $500,000.
We, on the other had blew $6.4 trillion (figure includes 40-year obligation to veterans’ medical/disability). That’s from Brown University’s “Costs of War” project. And that figure doesn’t include the foolish Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 for the wealthy top 1%, which the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) estimated would add $5.6 trillion to deficits from 2001 to 2018.
And let’s not forget the human and financial cost of these wars on our...