Be proud BushCo, be proud you lying pieces of excrement; be proud Dick Cheney, G.W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Condi Rice, et al., for taking full advantage of the tragedy of September 11, 2001 to start a fraudulent war. Be proud for using the deaths of thousands of Americans to invade a country that had nothing to do with 9/11. Be proud that men and women are coming home without arms, legs, and what's left of their sanity. Be proud of the PTSD, the alcoholism, the divorces, the trauma suffered by the children of veterans, and the lack of post-war care that so many veterans now need so badly but can't seem to get.
Be proud at the $6 trillion that your little war could very well end up costing us.
And be proud, you utterly heartless morons, for allowing Iran to win in post-war Iraq.
The Los Angeles Times has two articles covering those last two points, here and here. Let's start with the costs of the two most expensive wars in U.S. history:
The bill to taxpayers so far has been $2 trillion, plus $260 billion in interest on the resulting debt. By comparison, the current federal budget is $3.8 trillion.
The costs of the wars will continue to mount, said the study's author, Linda Bilmes, a public policy expert at Harvard University.
The largest future expenses will be medical care and disability benefits for veterans, Bilmes predicted. "The big, big cost comes 30 or 40 years out," she said.
Feeling good about yourselves, neocons? No regrets?
Maybe this next article will change what little there is of their minds, but I doubt it. After all, Cheney doesn't spend any time thinking about his "faults," and certainly has no regrets:
Ten years after the U.S.-led invasion to oust Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, the geopolitical winner of the war appears to be their common enemy: Iran.
American military forces are long gone, and Iraqi officials say Washington's political influence in Baghdad is now virtually nonexistent. Hussein is dead. But Iran has become an indispensable broker among Baghdad's new Shiite elite, and its influence continues to grow.
There's your legacy, BushCo. Be proud.