Even if Barack Obama draws down troops in Iraq like he's promised, a new report finds the US is on pace to have spent nearly $2 trillion on military operations including Iraq and Afghanistan over the next decade.
The nonpartisan Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments found that the $687 billion spent so far on Iraq has cost the US more than every conflict aside from World War II. With the $184 billion in Afghanistan, the two main conflicts of the war on terror have proved to be 50 percent more expensive than Vietnam.
"....50 percent more expensive than Vietnam." - And just as futile.
The real winners in all this? Certainly not the American, Iraqi, or Afghani people.
The real winners, in these futile, pointless wars are the no bid defense contractors, and Iran.
Chew on that one for a minute.