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Like the National Debt Clock this keeps ticking and the numbers of $ roll over.

Cost of both Wars: COSTOFWAR.COM - The Cost of War

Or you can see the price paid by our troops here:

iCasualties | OEF | Afghanistan | Fatalities Details
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Like the National Debt Clock this keeps ticking and the numbers of $ roll over.

Cost of both Wars: COSTOFWAR.COM - The Cost of War

Or you can see the price paid by our troops here:

iCasualties | OEF | Afghanistan | Fatalities Details
What number comes after 999 trillion 999 billion 999 million 999 thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine?
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This is usually how empires end, by spending too much money maintaining their empire. We're in 130 countries, we have 700 bases around the world, and it's going to come to an end. I want it to come to an end more gracefully and peacefully, follow the constitution, and follow a more sensible foreign policy.
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What number comes after 999 trillion 999 billion 999 million 999 thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine?
quadrillion

Are we into quadrillion on this thing??
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quadrillion

Are we into quadrillion on this thing??
I doubt it. Unless they bring back the draft... Or is that a code word for we will never stop?
What ever it is above my pay grade.

Like the new news out about Iraq...
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I doubt it. Unless they bring back the draft... Or is that a code word for we will never stop?
What ever it is above my pay grade.

Like the new news out about Iraq...
I copied your fickle finger of fate for future use.
Just so you know.
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I copied your fickle finger of fate for future use.
Just so you know.
Hey I just got that one...

But you don't need to ask salty, your welcome as I got a lot from you back when we could post a picture in the thread instead of a link like now.
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Like the National Debt Clock this keeps ticking and the numbers of $ roll over.

Cost of both Wars: COSTOFWAR.COM - The Cost of War

Or you can see the price paid by our troops here:

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When you look at the cost we've paid in dollars and lives, you think, "That's a lot!"

Then you ask yourself, "What did we (average American's) get in return for this cost?"

If you look at this in a purely economic model, we made an investment, we should get a return. Where's our return? What is our return?

How come nobody can answer that question with a straight face?
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When you look at the cost we've paid in dollars and lives, you think, "That's a lot!"

Then you ask yourself, "What did we (average American's) get in return for this cost?"

If you look at this in a purely economic model, we made an investment, we should get a return. Where's our return? What is our return?

How come nobody can answer that question with a straight face?
You ask the questions... I've been to a long war. 59,900+ names on a wall. I know the pain, the fear, the smells and the worst the sights.

Now I have been pushing for it to come to a halt for us.. Let the Brits and the EU protect themselves.

Call the useless UN as NATO picks up the weight and costs.

Get off your get mlurp crap Billo.


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Get off your get mlurp crap Billo.
What in that post has anything to do with you?
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Like the National Debt Clock this keeps ticking and the numbers of $ roll over.

Cost of both Wars: COSTOFWAR.COM - The Cost of War

Or you can see the price paid by our troops here:

iCasualties | OEF | Afghanistan | Fatalities Details
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When you look at the cost we've paid in dollars and lives, you think, "That's a lot!"

Then you ask yourself, "What did we (average American's) get in return for this cost?"

If you look at this in a purely economic model, we made an investment, we should get a return. Where's our return? What is our return?

How come nobody can answer that question with a straight face?
Hummmm and I was to think you weren't speaking to me to??? Billo is also ...

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You ask the questions... I've been to a long war. 59,900+ names on a wall. I know the pain, the fear, the smells and the worst the sights.

Now I have been pushing for it to come to a halt for us.. Let the Brits and the EU protect themselves.

Call the useless UN as NATO picks up the weight and costs.

Get off your get mlurp crap Billo.


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What in that post has anything to do with you?
Why not go over the posts yourself and do it with an open mind so there is room to adjust and see the why
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