MIDDLE AGED MONSTER ALYSSA MILANO IS UP TO IT AGAIN.
Peoples wages are flat while corporate profits are booming. Anyone who believes the @GOP is making decisions based on your best interests is mistaken.
BECAUSE BILL GATES HAS YOUR BEST INTERESTS AT HEART?
TYPICAL B.S. FROM A FAILED ACTRESS WITH NO CAREER WHO IS TOO STUPID TO REALIZE JUST HOW UNEDUCATED SHE IS.
REACHED FOR COMMENT, THESE REPORTERS ASKED ALYSSA WHY SHE BELIEVED MILLIONARES OF ONE POLITICAL STRIPE WERE AWFUL AND THE ONES FROM THE OTHER WERE WONDERFUL, SHE MUMBLBED, "DUH DUH DUH I DID NOT GET MY TALKING POINTS ON THAT DUH DUH DUH I AM STUPID BUT I TWEET CONSTANTLY HOPING THAT MAKES ME LOOK SMART DUH DUH DUH IF I KEEP MY HEAD UP MY ASS LIKE THIS, I CAN SMELL MY OWN FARTS. OH! THAT WAS A RIPE ONE!"
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
No, the Iraq War hasn't ended.
In a new opinion piece at THE BOSTON GLOBE, Linda J. Blimes wonders, "Is the US Forgetting The Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?" And what I say to that is, "Goodness me, Blimey, I thought you were dead. We certainly haven't heard from you -- or Joe -- in forever. Ten long years of silence, right?" From her piece:
Ten years ago in “The Three Trillion Dollar War,” economist Joseph E. Stiglitz and I predicted — controversially — that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan would cost far more than anyone expected. Fast forward to today. The total bill has spiraled to over $5 trillion, most of it paid for on the national “credit card.” Nearly 7,000 American troops and a similar number of contractors have given up their lives. With no political end game in sight, more than 15,000 troops remain on the ground. And yet Congress pays almost no attention to the wars — even though the cost continues to run at more than $70 billion a year.
She has to reference the ten years ago because she and Joe are not objective actors. They fell silent for Barack Obama's two-terms because they supported his presidential campaigns and his presidency and that took priority over noting the costs of war. Barack is gone and Donald Trump is in the White House so suddenly Linda's found her voice -- IT'S A MIRACLE! Found her voice, please note, not when Donald Trump was referring to the the cost of war back in February. Dropping back to the February 13th snapshot:
Let's start with the stupidity.
You really don't need to harp on everything Donald Trump Tweets or says. But if you do and you call him out, you need to be correct.
Kyle is wrong -- no surprise, he works for blowhard Lawrence O'Donnell.
WaPo Fact Check: Trump has repeated this number at least 21 times. “It's flat wrong.” Experts say the U.S. spent about $1.8 trillion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2001-2017. (Plus, Afghanistan is not actually in the Middle East.) wapo.st/2sufKmC
I don't care what some WASHINGTON POST link says. I'm not even going to go there. And I'm fully aware that Kyle was in Australia for two years and apparently didn't think that a war the US was (and remains) engaged in was something he needed to follow.
"Experts" say many things. Doesn't make them right.
Kyle types, "Experts say the U.S. spent about $1.8 trillion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2001-2017."
I don't know what"experts" he's citing and really don't turn to THE WASHINGTON POST for reality on Iraq due to its history (only THE NEW YORK TIMES has a worst history).
But I do know his statement is wrong.
From March 2013, Daniel Trotta (REUTERS) reported,"The U.S. war in Iraq has cost $1.7 trillion with an additional $490 billion in benefits owed to war veterans, expenses that could grow to more than $6 trillion over the next four decades counting interest, a study released on Thursday said."
That was almost five years ago.
And that was Iraq alone.
So maybe next time, when you're going to town on him, know your facts so you don't end up looking like an idiot.
In November of 2017, THE COSTS OF WAR PROJECT estimated that by the start of 2018, the wars (post 9/11) would cost the US 5.6 trillion. That ended up being the headline in November when it was reported on. Now read the actual report when veterans issues are added in or just skip to Table Six where you'll find the cost is expected to be $7.9 trillion when veterans expenses and interest (the US government did not increase taxes to pay for the wars, they borrowed money to do so) are added in.
THE COSTS OF WAR PROJECT is generally considered the expert on the issue -- not THE WASHINGTON POST. It's run by Brown University's Watson Institute.
They say $7.9 trillion.
So not only has Kyle Griffin's 'fact' check made Donald Trump look more informed, it's also raised serious issues about the intelligence level at MSNBC's THE LAST WORD.
Linda didn't speak up then because she's a partisan. Don't mistake her for an independent voice or for someone who tells the truth. She stays silent unless she sees a personal, political benefit. Which is why, in October, she's writing about the costs of war when she could have spoken out in February when, remember, the press actually was paying attention to the costs.
The press was paying attention not because they gave a damn about the costs but because they wanted to mock Donald Trump. And because the cost was being used to mock Donald Trump, Linda stayed silent. She allowed MSNBC and others to promote the lie that the costs of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars was less than 2 billion dollars.
If there's a problem, Linda, and I agree with you that there is, part of that problem is you. Look no further than your mirror.
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