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What are the wars costing you?

By Remy Benoit

From Reuters at MSNBC Report: Wars cost average U.S. family $20,000
Democrats say hidden costs double price of conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan.

Those are dollars - that is the impact you feel if you are just going about your daily business.

But what is the war costing those who serve and their families? For some of those answers, join Bobby Muller and others at Veterans for America.

From WCVB - TV 5 at Veterans for Common SenseMentally Ill Veterans Sent Back to War.

From Barbara Barrett The News and Observer at Truthout A Broken Vow, a Soldier's Torment.

What is the war costing us at the national soul level when we can't find leaders who can define torture?

From James Carroll at The Boston Globe Primitive impulses of war.

From John Nichols at The Nation at Truthout 11th Hour, 11th Day, 11th Month.

John Keegan: The First World War. This respected historian opens his book with the assertion that this war did not have to happen. Something to think about. For more, see Barbara W. Tuchman: The Guns of August. and Is the Military Our Last, Best Hope for Averting War with Iran?.HR 333.


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