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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Price Tag Weighs on Obama War Decision


“President Obama will talk about troop numbers in Afghanistan when he makes a prime-time speech from the White House on Wednesday night. But behind his words will be an acute awareness of what $1.3 trillion in spending on two wars in the past decade has meant at home: a ballooning budget deficit and a soaring national debt at a time when the economy is still struggling to get back on its feet.” (New York Times)

Empires are bloody expensive.

FEE Timely Classic
“Can America Afford an Empire?” by Sheldon Richman