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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...

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