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    Trump Says US 'Foolishly Spent' $7 Trillion in the Middle East As He Spends $2 Billion a Day on War

    Trump Says US 'Foolishly Spent' $7 Trillion in the Middle East As He Spends $2 Billion a Day on War

    Trump criticized the US for spending trillions in the Middle East, days after signing a military budget that will cost taxpayers $2 billion a day in 2018.
    However, while Trump is right about the fact that the United States needs to focus on its infrastructure, and that the U.S. has wasted trillions of taxpayer dollars in the Middle East, he seems to be forgetting the fact that just days before, he was celebrating the passage of a bill that will continue the U.S. government’s tradition of wasting massive amounts of money in the Middle East.

    While Trump was not as vocal about the passage of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act on Twitter, he did makes a few comments before signing the legislation at the White House. He referenced an attempted attack in New York City, where a man detonated a crudely-made pipe bomb in a subway station the day before. While the man who made the device was the only one injured, Trump used it as another example of why Americans should funnel billions of tax dollars into “keeping America safe.”
    I suppose that Thoreau72 was right:

    Quote Originally Posted by Thoreau72 View Post
    I lay the blame on the military industrial complex, which controls all administrations. POTUS is pretty much just a puppet.
    Trump, to me, is no different than Obama, Bush, and all the Presidents that came before.

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    Re: Trump Says US 'Foolishly Spent' $7 Trillion in the Middle East As He Spends $2 Billion a Day on

    Congress is spending that money not Trump

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    Re: Trump Says US 'Foolishly Spent' $7 Trillion in the Middle East As He Spends $2 Billion a Day on

    Quote Originally Posted by gulfman View Post
    Congress is spending that money not Trump
    That's a distinction without a difference.

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    Re: Trump Says US 'Foolishly Spent' $7 Trillion in the Middle East As He Spends $2 Billion a Day on

    Quote Originally Posted by The Lurker View Post
    Trump Says US 'Foolishly Spent' $7 Trillion in the Middle East As He Spends $2 Billion a Day on War





    I suppose that Thoreau72 was right:



    Trump, to me, is no different than Obama, Bush, and all the Presidents that came before.
    Thoreau has accurately described the war mongering USA a number of times!

    America Has Been at War 93% of the Time – 222 out of 239 Years – Since 1776


    The U.S. Has Only Been At Peace For 21 Years Total Since Its Birth

    In 2011, Danios wrote:

    Below, I have reproduced a year-by-year timeline of America’s wars, which reveals something quite interesting: since the United States was founded in 1776, she has been at war during 214 out of her 235 calendar years of existence. In other words, there were only 21 calendar years in which the U.S. did not wage any wars.

    To put this in perspective:

    * Pick any year since 1776 and there is about a 91% chance that America was involved in some war during that calendar year.

    * No U.S. president truly qualifies as a peacetime president. Instead, all U.S. presidents can technically be considered “war presidents.”

    * The U.S. has never gone a decade without war.

    * The only time the U.S. went five years without war (1935-40) was during the isolationist period of the Great Depression.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/americ...e-1776/5565946

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    Re: Trump Says US 'Foolishly Spent' $7 Trillion in the Middle East As He Spends $2 Billion a Day on

    Quote Originally Posted by gulfman View Post
    Congress is spending that money not Trump
    No offense, but the article does say that he signed the legislation.

    he did makes a few comments before signing the legislation at the White House.

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    Re: Trump Says US 'Foolishly Spent' $7 Trillion in the Middle East As He Spends $2 Billion a Day on

    Quote Originally Posted by The Lurker View Post
    Trump Says US 'Foolishly Spent' $7 Trillion in the Middle East As He Spends $2 Billion a Day on War





    I suppose that Thoreau72 was right:



    Trump, to me, is no different than Obama, Bush, and all the Presidents that came before.
    Donald J. Trump

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    At some point, and for the good of the country, I predict we will start working with the Democrats in a Bipartisan fashion. Infrastructure would be a perfect place to start. After having foolishly spent $7 trillion in the Middle East, it is time to start rebuilding our country!
    Trump bent over for the swamp, or he was simply lying. Take your pick. Neither one is very pretty.
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    Re: Trump Says US 'Foolishly Spent' $7 Trillion in the Middle East As He Spends $2 Billion a Day on

    7 trillion is a estimate on the high end, we will not know the exact number till the last broken soldier dies, but TRUMP IS RIGHT.
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    Re: Trump Says US 'Foolishly Spent' $7 Trillion in the Middle East As He Spends $2 Billion a Day on

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    7 trillion is a estimate on the high end, we will not know the exact number till the last broken soldier dies, but TRUMP IS RIGHT.
    Right about what? About the military spending being a waste? If so, I agree with you. But I think it's hollow if he goes against what he said, which he did.
    Last edited by The Lurker; 12-24-17 at 03:12 PM.

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    Re: Trump Says US 'Foolishly Spent' $7 Trillion in the Middle East As He Spends $2 Billion a Day on

    Quote Originally Posted by The Lurker View Post
    No offense, but the article does say that he signed the legislation.
    As per the Constitution. Congress can't do it alone.


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    Re: Trump Says US 'Foolishly Spent' $7 Trillion in the Middle East As He Spends $2 Billion a Day on

    Quote Originally Posted by gulfman View Post
    Congress is spending that money not Trump
    Trump is the commander in chief.

    It's a joint effort. One person couldn't waste that much money all by himself.


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