Originally Posted by iansales
That "cost" was a lie. It actually amounted to about $2 per person per year. The Vietnam War cost the US tax-payer much more. The Iraqi War is costing the US tax-payer much more. The exploitation of space requires really long investment times, and I don't think the shareholders of companies are willing to put up with that. In our neoliberalist economy, it's profit now and profit often.
I totally agree actually, but for some reason no one questions the amount spent on making war. Even while David Cameron was telling us how bad the UK finances were, with his other hand he was signing off an excursion to Libya.