Costliest government “program” of all? Undeclared wars

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March 29, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor
by Walter Rodgers  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"In their zeal to cut government spending, Republicans in Congress have been quoting the Constitution and hacking away at funds for National Public Radio, which saved $5 million. But if those same Republicans had seriously honored the Constitution 10 years ago, they might have saved $4-to-6 trillion. That’s the total estimated cost of America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan -- wars that Congress putatively authorized but never formally declared. ... And now it’s happening again, as the US began bombing Libya without a congressional declaration – or even a single hearing or debate." (03/28/11)  

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