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re: Iraq, Afghan wars will cost to $4 trillion to $6 trillion, Harvard study says


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A complete clustercuss.


True, but at least the war will end, Obamacare is a drop in the bucket to these dollars

at least fighting wars against terrorist falls into the correct category of Federal government function






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Taxing Authority
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re: Iraq, Afghan wars will cost to $4 trillion to $6 trillion, Harvard study says


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taking into account the medical care of wounded veterans and expensive repairs to a force depleted by more than a decade of fighting
Keep 'em coming.

I think if you look at military replacement cycles, that too sounds like bunk.

With the exception of fixed wing aircraft, life cycles are pretty short. Wether they scrap a Buffalo because its 8 years old, or it gets used up in Afghanistan it costs the same. Though if it went to Afghanistan, its charged directly to a war appropriation, not the general fund.

The idea that without the GWOT the army would be using the same tanks, humvees, weapons systems, etc over the next 40 years seems absurd on its face. If you have some data I'd welcome it.

Again, I'd refer you to what we've spent to date (which includes non-routine) replacement...






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texashorn
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I am on your side in this; I am leery of these estimates.

All I was addressing was this:
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But that would have us spending MORE per year for treating war injuries than we have spent annually for the last 10 years while the war has been going on.


All I am saying is that these estimates (bull shite or not) are not just for war injuries.






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re: Iraq, Afghan wars will cost to $4 trillion to $6 trillion, Harvard study says


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All I am saying is that these estimates (bull shite or not) are not just for war injuries.
All good! I realized that was the case, but my statement didn't reflect that.






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re: Iraq, Afghan wars will cost to $4 trillion to $6 trillion, Harvard study says


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we analyze two warts based on their expected costs over the lives of the people who fought in the war, and we arrive at a figure about 4-6 times the coast in terms of money already spent to prosecute the wars. That makes sense. Let's do the same for some other policies recently enacted.

absolutely

analyzing any policy move any other way is retarded. agree, OP?






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