And the extremely quick abandoning of the missions and those sent to accomplish same after 9/11!!
Fifty per cent of respondents in the latest Essential poll disapprove of sending more Australian soldiers to help train Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State
10 March 2015 - The Abbott government’s recent decision to deploy more Australian troops to train Iraqi forces is not popular with the Australian public, according to the latest Essential poll.
Evidence given by MI5 to the Chilcot inquiry into the war in Iraq in 2003 confirmed the US-led invasion substantially increased the threat of terrorist attacks, and was a significant factor causing radicalisation of young Muslims.
This testimony backed the observation of the then Australian police chief, Mick Keelty, that the Iraq invasion was likely linked to terrorist acts, such as the Madrid bombings in 2004. Keelty was lambasted by the Howard government for departing from the official government line on the war. read more>>>
22 December 2014 - The ACLU and Human Rights Watch say the offences amount to ‘a vast criminal conspiracy’ and are ‘shocking and corrosive’ to US democracy and credibility read more>>>
The Royal United Services Institute said the UK could face a bill of nearly £65bn, once the cost of long-term care for injured veterans was factored in, with most of the money was spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The study, called Wars in Peace, said both conflicts were largely “strategic failures” for the UK, The Guardian reported."
"And when you add up to the Department of Defense, Department of State, CIA, Veterans Affairs, interest on debt, the number that strikes me the most about how much we're committed financially to these wars and to our current policies is we have spent $250 billion already just on interest payments on the debt we've incurred for the Iraq and Afghan wars." 26 September 2014
December 22 2014 - American taxpayers have shelled out roughly $1.6 trillion on war spending since 9/11, according to a new report from Congress’ nonpartisan research arm. That’s roughly $337 million a day -- or nearly a quarter million dollars a minute -- every single day for 13 years. read more>>>
Chris Hayes MSNBC: "If you can run a deficit to go to war, you can run a deficit to take care of the people who fought it" In response to Republican opposition to expanding Veterans' benefits on fiscal grounds
Neither of these recent wars have yet been paid for, let alone the results from, including the long ignored or outright denied existence of, till this Administrations Cabinet and Gen Shinseki, only Government branch consistent for the past six years, issues! As well as under deficits most of the, grossly under funded, VA budget is still borrowed thus added, problem creating, costs that shouldn't exist!