It doesn't take a Genius to know the wars have bankrupted this country.. The Republicans have always been about war, Bush/Cheney got us into this mess and now the congress expects Obama to get us out and yet still fight for years and years down the road... The Middle East knew they couldn't defeat us militarily, (they've only been fighting for over a 1000 years and will continue so for another's 1000 years) they knew they could bankrupt us and that's just what they have done.. Yet the Right Wing wants to blame it on Medicare/Social Security, and anything that helps the needy in this country..
Excellent point about those stone age fanatics bankrupting us. Some of them apparently studied Economics 101.
Russia also failed in Afghanistan and went broke because of it. We sent millions to help the insurgents ward off the Ruskies and now they are our enemies. You'd think these politico's would realize by now you aren't going to defeat an enemy unless you're prepared to nuke countries into oblivion. No resource is worth that to me.
I don't know if it will ever happen but the sooner we get our tails out of that God Forsaken Middle East the better off we will be.. These wars are draining us of what blood this country has left.. Yet our Congress wants to take spending away from what goes to the deserving people of this country to extend more money for the nonsense spending in wars over there.. Just how stupid do we look to the rest of the world ??
We look gullible. The Iraq war was based on lies from Iraqi's who wanted Hussian overthrown and wanted our troops to do their dirty work. I hope the same doesn't happen with the conflict in Syria. Our government needs to verify any Intel they might get from Syria that comes from Syrians with an agenda. That should be a must before putting our military forces in harms way.