“We have to start winning wars again,” President Trump told the nation’s governors today. No, Mr. President, America must stop military interventionism. As you have said America spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas when we should have been spending it here at home, to create jobs and rebuild infrastructure, for example. The long-term cost of US interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and elsewhere may reach $6 TRILLION when everything is totaled. US deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan approach 7,000, with tens of thousands permanently injured. Civilian casualties in Iraq alone exceed ONE MILLION, in Afghanistan hundreds of thousands.
A $54 billion increase in the Pentagon budget will not help us win wars. It will help us get deeper into wars which will bring increased threats to our national security. The wars you win are the ones you don’t start.
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