US soldier in Afghanistan walks past Afghan child. A decision by US President Barack Obama to extend the presence of American troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014 is likely to increase the remaining cost of the unpopular war to USD 413 billion.
On Saturday, NATO Secretary General said the US-led military alliance will remain in Afghanistan for as long as it takes to finish off its enemies there.
The newly defined deadline comes with a heavy price tag at a time when the US and many of its allies are facing increasing deficit cuts at home.
Terrific: while homeless Veterans sleep in our streets, our infrastructure is crumbling, and ever more Americans are jobless, this is the wisest use of taxpayer dollars the Federal government can come up with?!?!?
The only people "winning" in Afghanistan are the drug lords, and the defense contractors!!