America, is going into debt. Why?
We are running a very expensive war. We can and do, kick some ass. But at what cost?
According to CIA Director, Leon Panetta, as of a week ago, there are only about 50-100 Al Qaeda left in Afghanistan.
June saw 100 NATO Troops killed.
The US military will cost over $100 Billion in 2010.
That's a Billion dollars for ever Al Qaeda member for 2010. REALLY? Do we really want to spend that much on a few rag-tag, hard ass, dirt poor, fundamentalists, in a foreign country? Would we spend that much on domestic types like that in the US?
Fareed Zakaria today compared our fighting the Taliban, who are alleged allies of Al Qaeda, to our having fought against, "Italy during WWII, after Hitler's regime in Germany had collapsed, and Berlin was in flames, just because Italy had been allied with Germany."
Not to mention, beyond the military costs, there are tens of Billions of dollars being poured into Afghanistan in aide and support and one has to question, the logistics, intelligence and sanity of how that money is being doled out and spent.
Apparently, according to the Wall Street Journal, over $3Billion in cash has been flowed out of Kabul over the past three years? They claim: "More declared [and therefore legal] cash flies out of Kabul each year than the Afghan government collects in tax and customs revenue nationwide."
Well, maybe, just maybe, we should be using those Billions to help America domestically.
I'm just sayin'....