October 2, 2014 9:09 am -


Defense analysts in the nation’s capital estimate the three-month tab for U.S.-led airstrikes at close to $1 billion. An independent analysis conducted by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments concluded that the U.S. spent $780 million to $930 million targeting the Islamic State group through Sept. 24, reported Tuesday. The center’s independent analysis of…


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11 responses to Price Tag At $1 Billion For U.S. Airstrikes

  1. Red Eye Robot October 2nd, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Obama can find a billion for war but can’t find $1 to close Gitmo.

    • Carla Akins October 2nd, 2014 at 10:15 am

      I don’t think that’s whats preventing the Gitmo thing

      • granpa.usthai October 2nd, 2014 at 11:21 am

        Guantanamo insures more opposition which insures more recruits for groups such as ISIS which in turn insures more returns for the financial backers of groups such as ISIS into their offshore bank accounts that hold no accountability for their transactions. It’s a “FEED THE GREED” scenario that POTUS Eisenhower (an expert on the military side of industrial output) warned US about in his Farewell Speech .

    • StoneyCurtisll October 2nd, 2014 at 11:48 am


  2. crc3 October 2nd, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Just think of what that $1B+ could do to help the unemployed (insurance and jobs)…or education system…or immigration reform…or poverty…or healthcare…or infrastructure. Just think about it….

    • rg9rts October 2nd, 2014 at 10:21 am

      Perish the thought….take care of people???

    • granpa.usthai October 2nd, 2014 at 11:13 am

      @ $1,000,000,000:

      people who are unemployed and looking for work (estimated at 9,600,000) would be able to have a $1 sandwich 3 times per day for about 35 days. Keeping them in sustainable health to be a good employee from the get go, making our streets a bit safer and most of all, letting them know they got the whole damn nation backing them.

      THIS CONGRESS (those who are required to levy taxes, and work for the good and general welfare of the citizens, eg: holders of the purse) should have federally issued REM (ready eat meals) cards immediately available for any US Citizen who files for unemployment instead of wasting the money on insuring that those who are financing the opposition through offshore banking are getting 1’000 + returns through the US Treasury.

    • StoneyCurtisll October 2nd, 2014 at 11:46 am

      We have people to kill and arms manufactures to make rich..:)

  3. rg9rts October 2nd, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Much to the delight of the Gopee with munitions manufacturing in their state

  4. fahvel October 2nd, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    how many tuitions to a decent college can be bought for that?

  5. fancypants October 8th, 2014 at 12:45 am

    We have to fight them over there because if we are attacked over here ? congress would HAVE to declare war
    Why not tell it like it is