A Revived Anti-War Movement? Droneland
By VIJAY PRASHAD Counter Punch
"The National Priorities Project, in Northampton, MA, informs us that the total war spending by the U. S. government since 9/11 is now in the range of $7.6 trillion. The NPP has the decency to add the Pentagon's base budget, the nuclear budget, the budget of Homeland Security, and the cost of the Iraq and Afghan wars (by themselves $1.26 trillion). It is a startling figure.
It has been underscored by the otherwise irresolute U. S. Conference of Mayors. The mayors adopted the activists' "war dollars" language and called upon the U. S. Congress to "bring these war dollars home to meet vital human needs, promote job creation, rebuild our infrastructure, aid municipal and state governments, and develop a new economy based upon renewable, sustainable energy."