Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Cost of War, the Responsibility of Those Served

The Abandoning of the missions and the purposes of, along with the once again promises to the Afghan people, first time was after the Afghan/Soviet long war, quickly after 9/11, with the Lives still being lost, those serving still being wounded!!!

There's only one branch of Government, Federal and States, consistently doing for not only us Veterans' but also the Military personal and their Families and without the control of the Countries purse and combining the Cabinet agencies abilities to help where possible with their budgets. That's the whole Executive branch under President Obama. Doing what Congress and the people represented by them and served by the Military refuse to do, Sacrifice!

Decades, and wars of, of under funding the VA. With these two recent wars little was done for the Veterans of as well as the Military personal, i.e. Walter Reed as one example, and their Families, in the first years of both under the previous executive branch and those congresses. Rubber stamped war costs, off the books and on the countries credit card with no bid private contracts, including building an expensive private merc army! That's not adding in all the other rubber stamped costs of the bush administration policy wants, especially in the first six years of!

Rachel Maddow: "We got a huge round of tax cuts in this country a few weeks before 9/11. Once 9/11 happened and we invaded Afghanistan, we kept the tax cuts anyway. How did we think we were going to pay for that war? Did we think it was free?
Then, when we started a second simultaneous war in another country, we gave ourselves a second huge round of tax cuts. After that second war started. The wars, I guess, we thought would be free, don`t worry about it, civilians. Go about your business."
23 May 2013

"If military action is worth our troops’ blood, it should be worth our treasure, too" "not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

David (CBS News) Martin: "Then there's the financial cost. To date, the Pentagon has spent more than $500 billion on the war in Afghanistan. A defense spending bill the Senate is expected to pass this week would add another $80 billion to that." 17 December 2013

That's not counting those decades to come results from costs and the once again ignored, by those served, issues!

The wars, neither Afghanistan nor Iraq, have yet been paid for. Nor especially the now decades to come, DeJa-Vu all over again, the of results for those sent, over and over, and the continuing under funding the Peoples Responsibility, the Veterans Administration charged with much more then just caring for the wounded, as those served ignore most of those results from!!

'Cost of War' site {real and estimated costs}: "Total US federal spending associated with the Iraq war has been $1.7 trillion through FY2013. In addition, future health and disability payments for veterans will total $590 billion and interest accrued to pay for the war will add up to $3.9 trillion." 19 March 2013 © 2011 Watson Institute, Brown University

"12 years also is a long time. We now have a lifetime responsibility to a generation of service members, veterans and their families." Dr. Jonathan Woodson 11 Sep. 2013: With 9/11 Came Lifetime Responsibility

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