The cost of the two wars is staggering – so much more than most of us could imagine.
This video from the USA is called Cost Of Iraq & Afghanistan Wars Is Absolutely Staggering.
By Solomon Hughes in Britain:
Same old, same old in Iraq
Friday 22nd August 2014
THE murder of US journalist James Foley is fuelling calls for more Western “action” in Iraq against Isis.
But the biggest enthusiasts for “action” are often the haziest about the hows and whys of “intervention.” They don’t like looking too hard at “intervention” because once you do you see that Isis success grows from the last “intervention” in 2003.
The success of the sectarian, bloody Islamic State is a function of the sectarian and bloody weakness of the Iraqi state. Isis’s Mad Max-style gangs only hold ground because the British-US intervention in Iraq so fundamentally broke down every element of the…
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