Actually, much of the money you attribute to the “war machine” went into the pockets of the poor…
David Cearley

From the link in my response:

The U.S. war in Iraq has cost $1.7 trillion with an additional $490 billion in benefits owed to war veterans

So, I guess it’s only 9.7142857143 times if you cut out the $490 billion you’re referring to. The point still stands.

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