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Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:21 PM

Trump Back To Slamming Middle East Wars As He Pushes Infrastructure Spending

Published time: 12 Feb, 2018 20:36

US President Donald Trump has revived the anti-war rhetoric of his election campaign days. Promising to boost infrastructure investment, he bashed the “stupidity” of spending $7 trillion on Middle East conflicts.

“This will be a big week for infrastructure,” Trump tweeted on Monday morning. “After so stupidly spending $7 trillion in the Middle East, it is now time to start investing in OUR Country!”
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The Washington Post claimed the US had spent $1.8 trillion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, although that estimate doubles to $3.6 trillion once indirect costs are factored in, according to a September 2016 Brown University study.

Professors from Harvard Kennedy estimated in a 2013 working paper that the two wars would ultimately cost $4 trillion to $6 trillion.

US taxpayers also pay a fortune in military aid to Israel – delivered in the form of arms made by US firms. In 2016 Washington pledged another $38 billion in such aid over the next 10 years.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:03 AM

1. Bring our boys and girls home already. From everywhere.

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Response to Badsamm (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:13 AM

2. Can you imagine the fortress USA that we could establish if all the resources we

expend on foreign crusades, were directed solely for the defense of our own homeland...

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:23 AM

3. No one would invade. We could copy Switzerlands bunker model and make the US

Impenetrable and a navy patroling the seas. You can accomplish the exact same power projection and deploy forces when needed as our allies will always base us. Our troops in Europe japan and S Korea is more about controlling them and keeping them separated from Russia and China than it is about “national security”.

We are supporting the MIC and the jobs they supply.

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