Friday, April 14, 2017

[ed. Various reports indicate a cost of somewhere between $16 million - $314 million each for one of these babies. Even DOD doesn't appear to know the exact price. Nevertheless, taking the low figure, $16 million divided by 36 ISIS fighters =  roughly $450,000 per casualty, not to mention whatever bonus you get for taking out innocent bystanders. I think 'gratuitous' is the word I'm looking for. The scariest thing is that Trump seems to be warming to the use of military spectacle as a means of juicing his popularity (with a complicit media egging him on). Pretty soon he'll be too far down the rabbit hole to turn back, and who knows what the consequences will be when he really pisses off a nation that can inflict return damages?]