Total Cost of Wars Since 2001
Every hour, taxpayers in United States are paying $11.26 million for Total Cost of Wars Since 2001.
The President of the United States also spoke to the American People on the situation in Syria last night. He reflected upon America's Moral Obligation to act. He also noted that he would delay asking for Congress to authorize military action. The World is against it and the majority of the American People are against it. The post-speech deliberation on US Media, though, is comical and hillarious at times.
Although the Syrians have stepped up to say they will accept the proposal to turn over and destroy all weapons, the chaos on the ground may well prevent this. Syria is pretty much in ruins after two years of Civil War--and has seized to exist. This is the reality. 100,000 people have perished. 5,000 people a day are leaving. 1 out of 4 people in Lebanon today are Syrians. This is the true story of Syria.
The problem, though, is the moral standing of the United States as it supported Iraq and supported data to the Iraqis so that Sarin could be used. The United States actually supported the use of chemical weapons by Iraq in the Iran-Iraq War. It was recently acknowledged by recently declassified documents.The moral imperative Barack Obama talked about is undermined in a major way as Iran continues to be used as a strawman for War yet again.
Barack Obama brought Iran into the midst with the arguments on the nuclear question and how Iran can retailiate. He noted in the interview with NBC News that Iran will retialate--but what he failed to realize was that Iran's leaders are a lot more pragmmatic that publicly believed and the United States needs to remember that Iran helped both in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Iran has already noted that the mutual defense Pack is a "technical Cooperation Pack" that does not call for Iran to come to Syria's aid. Furthermore, a leading analysts on the Middle East reported recently that Iran had made overtures to the United States through Iraq specfiying all Iranian Centers throughout Syria and a disclosure that there are Iranian Paramilitary Forces in Syria--protecting the Shrine of Zeenab--the grand daugther of the Prophet Mohammad. I also have been quite surprised by the continued moderate tone of the new leadership in Tehran--a subtle sign being wishing all Jews a Happy New Year and underscoring how a "new day" had arrived. The Leader of The Revolution (known in the West as the Supreme Leader) did make a speech noting that US interests will suffer--which has been the consesus of all analysts around the World.
As those who lost their lives on 9/11 in the United States, members of the US Armed Forces and allied forces (Poland; Australia; The UK and NATO forces) who lost their lives; members of the same armed forces who have been injured physically and mentally, families who have suffered as a result of the wars of the past 10 years and all the ordinary men, women and children who are dying every day--there is only question that the World must confront on America's Patriots Day: Will Humanity Have the Courage to outlaw War?