Friday, September 16, 2011

Speaking of the world's largest employer

The war in Afghanistan started almost 10 years ago. This is the longest war in American history, unbelievable. What a disaster. Do politicians not understand the sunk cost fallacy? Our goals are too ill-defined. How can we win the war if we don't know what we're fighting for? We certainly deposed a horrible and oppressive regime, but has daily life for Afghanis really improved? Here's the article that got me thinking about this:

The cost of the war in Afghanistan has already exceeded $400 billion. Think of all we could have done with that money. Without tangible progress I say we cut our losses and spend that $400 billion over the next 10 years on education and infrastructure back in the US. Or you know start paying off some of that $16 trillion we owe.

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