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Lesleigh Coyer, 25, of Saginaw, Michigan, lies down in front of the grave of her brother, Ryan Coyer, who served with the U.S. Army in both Iraq and Afghanistan, at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia March 11, 2013. Coyer died of complications from a
How can we get into more expensive wars with no benefits that lead to this? DC's best minds are on it!
Via Atrios, how about this little bit of crazy from David Ignatius?
You can think this new American caution is potentially dangerous (as I do), but there’s no arguing that it’s deeply felt and (given the immense cost and almost nonexistent benefits of war in Iraq and Afghanistan) understandable. The question is what a president should do about it.
What, oh what, can a president do about a populace that doesn't want to spend "immense costs" for "almost nonexistent benefits"? It's a vexing problem for any president to have! Why, back in the good ol' days, people supported any ol' jingoistic adventure that cost lots of money (and dead people too!) for nonexistent benefits. And they were happy about it!

I know what a president should do about it. So do you. What's shocking is how many people in DC are confused about it.

Originally posted to kos on Mon Sep 16, 2013 at 04:37 PM PDT.

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