Eight years ago today, the United States invaded Afghanistan.
Clip from a new documentary by Robert Greenwald, “Rethink Afghanistan.”
Essay by Tariq Ali on the war on Afghanistan as the “good war.”
It costs $775,000 dollars a year to field a single soldier in Afghanistan.
So far the US has spent $185 billion dollars.
The projected cost by the end of the decade, including indirect “hidden” (i.e. social) costs is $1 trillion.
Taxpayer money allocated to the war has cost the state of California over $21 billion.
Nobody really knows how many Afghan civilians have been killed so far. A likely estimate is 30,000. This does not include those maimed, orphaned, widowed, or displaced who number in the millions.