Of course, as Americans, we think that we have the
best form of government, and we do! Our involvement
in crisis situations around the world is well founded
when it comes to humanitarian efforts.
However, reports of the actual costs are greatly exagerated.
We are led to believe that it is costing one million dollors a day
for us to be in Lybia. This is one of those paper generated facts.
What is the cost of operation for the same personnel, the same weapons
and the same equipment when it is not deployed to Lybia,
or any other country, Iraq, Afganistan,Yemen, the list goes on.
The men and women in uniform are on payroll any how.
The weapons and ammunition are on hand
The vehicles are on hand,
The only thing that is an additional cost, is the fuel. (of course that
is enough by itself!)
Is the same thing as other cost of services, such as
Police; law enforcement
Court processes, trials etc.
I realize that there is a cost of replacement, but that is an after the fact expense.
I have re-read this post and am not sure I stated it correctly,
c'mon souls, help me out here. Is this an accurate assessment or am I all wet?