'US spent $5.6 trillion on wars since 9/11
Washington has expended a whopping $5.6 trillion on wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Pakistan since 2001, according to a new study. That figure is more than three times what the Pentagon has claimed in official estimates.
Research from the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University found that as of late September, the US wars combined with "additional spending on Homeland Security and the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs" had totaled more than $4.3 trillion since the 9/11 attacks in 2001. That number surged to $5.6 trillion once likely costs were added for fiscal year 2018, along with estimated future spending on veterans.
The total population of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Jordan, and Palestine is about 100,000,000.
Dividing 5.6 trillion by 100 million would give $56,000 for every man, woman, and child in the Middle East --- more than enough to turn them and their countries into rich, developed nations and enthusiastic supporters of the USA.But, of course, that would not have given obscene profits to the Satanic American War Machine!