Bush (43) and Hussein Obama (44) Spent $5.6-T on Warring Since 9/11

Bush (43) and Hussein Obama (44) Spent $5.6-T on Warring Since 9/11

Bush (43) and Hussein Obama (44) Spent $5.6-T on Warring Since 9/11

The United States spent up to $5.6-T on regional wars since the 9/11 terror attack in Y 2001, more than 3X official figures, according to a study released Thursday.

The study by Brown University as a part of a cost of wars project, said US combat missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Pakistan have cost the average taxpayer $23,386 over the past 16 years.

The Pentagon said in a July report that the United States has spent $1.52-T, but researchers said the figure was incomplete without taking into account costs incurred by the Departments of State, Veteran Affairs and Homeland Security, as well as the interest on federal borrowings.

“The American public should know what the true costs of these choices are and what lost opportunities they represent,” said the project co-director and a Brown University professor.

“Given that the current administration has announced more years of war in Afghanistan and elsewhere, this total will only grow,” she said.

Another co-director of the project, said the Brown University report has also left some numbers out.

“For example, there are substantial costs of war to state and local governments that are not subsidized by the federal government, most significantly, perhaps, the costs of caring for the veterans of these wars,” she said.

“A full accounting of any war’s burdens cannot be placed in columns on a ledger,” she said.

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