Americans can’t afford more of anything
War should be the first to go
I have written before that the top job in government is to get a high return on cost. There is no high return from the cost of war in Iraq and Afghanistan. The benefits are marginal if any at all. War costs have sunk the economy and America was hurt more by preemptive and expansionary behavior than by the al Qaeda that has been used as an excuse for it.
“War costs to be major factor in troop-withdrawal talk
Of all the statistics that President Obama’s national security team will consider when it debates troop reductions in Afghanistan, the most influential number will be the cost of the war.
(By Rajiv Chandrasekaran)”