And still the War Party wants more

We're $21 trillion in debt – and yet, in spite of that enormous sum looming over our heads, the politicians in Washington continue to lavish money we don't have on the military. The Army is now telling Congress it's not enough.

They say it's needed for "defense" – but who will defend us against bankruptcy?

The Iraq war cost $3 trillion. The Afghan war may wind up costing more. How long can we keep this up?

Not for long.

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