I've known for years that we've just pissed money away by the ton in Afghanistan and until now I didn't have a historical comparison:
Inconvenient Truths in Afghanistan
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
JAN. 29, 2015
The threats that Afghan and American troops face in Afghanistan remain all too real. But it strains credulity to believe that insurgents would become more proficient fighters by poring over lengthy inspector general reports about an increasingly forgotten war. Classifying that information unreasonably prevents American taxpayers from drawing informed conclusions about the returns on a $107.5 billion reconstruction investment that, adjusted for inflation, has surpassed the price tag of the Marshall Plan.