War Bill: $1.6 trillion or $20,900 per family

The costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are estimated to total $1.6 trillion, according to a new report by Congress’ Joint Economic Committee. That is twice the amount already appropriated. There remains considerable question of what we bought for the money since, as reported this week, the U.S. is now enlisting and empowering the Mahdi Army and its leader Moqtada al-Sadr, who is responsible for the deaths of many U.S. soldiers and was sought for murder by the U.S. Sadr is securing his control of schools and other institutions so that once we send the $1.6 trillion, we are virtually guaranteed a hostile government in the long-term. For the full story, click here