Goes where the great majorities fear to tread, an elected official calling on those served to actually 'Sacrifice' for the few that serve them! Not a word as to same from the, Poser Patriot, masses served and their hired representatives, especially the war hawks, the chickenhawks and least we not forget the teabbags (tea party conservatives), while them flags wave and they call for more after creating the long extensions of blowback from the previous failed policies!!
Meanwhile Americans served have yet to pay for OEF, missions and those sent to accomplish abandoned with flag waving cheers quickly after 9/11, nor OIF which greatly increased the spread and growth of the blowback and brought about this ISIL, as well, DeJa-Vu all over again, as the long term results of, their Responsibility the VA!!
Finance minister looking ‘across the board’ for ways to fund $500m-a-year involvement as the defence minister warns of ‘quite a long campaign’ ahead
5 October 2014 - Finance minister Mathias Cormann refused to rule out raising taxes to help pay for the $500m-a-year Iraq mission, as defence minister David Johnston acknowledged weakness in the Iraqi army and the growing Islamic State (Isis) forces could lead to “quite a long campaign”.
Still struggling to get the last of its budget savings measures through the Senate, the government has estimated the Iraq involvement will cost half a billion a year while it’s post-budget national security package will cost $630m over four years to boost security and police agencies.
“I’m not going to rule anything in or out,” Cormann told Sky News.
“Our commitment is to get government spending back under control, to get back onto our trajectory as a result of our decisions to reduce spending.
“We are looking right across the board for ways and means to deal with additional expenditure and any impact on savings of the slower passage of measures.” read more>>>
"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 Matthew Hoh: "We're-- that cost for these wars are already totaled at $6 trillion at our lifetime."
"We have suffered casualties much greater than I think the American people understand. There is the 7,000 dead, the 50,000 wounded, but of the two and a half million veterans who served, including myself, a third of us suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, or some other type of mental health injury. We also have 250,000 veterans and service members who suffer from traumatic brain injuries." 26 September 2014 - adding to the community of from the previous decades and wars from with the long ignored or just plain denied issues from these wars!
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!
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."