The sum of US$57,077.60. That's what the United States is paying per minute. Keep that in mind - just for a minute or so.
After all, the surge is already on. By the end of December, the first 1,500 of 30,000 additional US troops will have landed in Afghanistan, a nation roughly the size of Texas, ranked by the United Nations as second-worst in the world in terms of human development.
There will be a point, in continuing to fund these immoral and illegal wars without end, that the US is going to wind up bankrupting itself.
Looking at the current economic climate, that moment may well come sooner rather than later.