Cost of War $3.7 Trillion and Counting, (258,000) or Many More Dead

Note: The figures given for the dead here are disputable as there may be 1,000,000 dead in Iraq.
By Daniel Trotta, Reuters

30 June 2011

When President Barack Obama cited cost as a reason to bring troops home from Afghanistan, he referred to a $1 trillion price tag for America's wars.

Staggering as it is, that figure grossly underestimates the total cost of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan to the US Treasury and ignores more imposing costs yet to come, according to a study released on Wednesday.

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Torture Doesn't Matter Any More it Seems. shannonwatch blog

By Shannonwatch

Two things that happened this week demonstrate the Irish state's ongoing acceptance of torture. The first was a written correspondence we received from a Department of Justice and Equality official stating that assertions of complicity in torture did not warrant inclusion in a major human rights report. The second was a prime time interview on the state broadcaster, RTE, in which the U.S. use of waterboarding was presented unchallenged.



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