As of today, January 31, the Associated Press reports that 1766 US personnel have died in Afghanistan, and 15,310 have been wounded. Tens of thousands of Afghanis have likewise been killed or wounded, though reliable numbers are hard to come by. The National Priorities Project tells us that also as of today, we have spent approximately $497 billion dollars on the war in Afghanistan, with many more billions to come.
Are we safe yet? How many more Afghanis and young Americans have to die before we feel safe? Are we getting our money's worth? Should we demand more kills per dollar?
Our priorities are so fucked up....