Maybe we can cut some more unemployment insurance and meals on wheels to pay for this shockingly expensive war
If you are wondering why they are hyping the terrorist threat so much even though we've been "fighting terrorism" for nearly a decade and a half and presumably should feel pretty confident by now in our ability to repel an attack on the US, perhaps this explains it:
Fears of a potent Syrian air defense system drove the U.S. Air Force to send its silver bullet force of F-22 Raptor stealth fighters into battle for the first time ever. The Pentagon confirmed on Sept. 23 that the $150 million jets had struck an ISIS command and control facility in Raqqah, Syria with a satellite-guided bomb. That was right after an initial wave of U.S. Navy Tomahawk cruise missiles hit their targets around Aleppo and Raqqah.
But the Raptors’ first mission wasn’t cheap. Together, the missiles and airstrikes cost at least $79 million to pull off, according to a Daily Beast tally.
That's more expensive than India's mission to Mars, which was successfully completed Wednesday at a cost of just $74 million.
Unless we're fighting monsters on the level of a Martian attack, it's pretty hard to justify spending that kind of money.
Or not. There always seems to be enough money for wars. Who the hell knows why they're turning these terrorists into The Greatest Threat The World Has Ever Known again? I'm just throwing out ideas.