Bruno- If it'll make you feel better, you could look at it as "that's not our tax dollars". They don't have the tax revenue to cover the annual cost of the wars & other costs, so they're just printing money to pay for it. It's pretty much free to print money, right? So that $400B budget deficit applied to the war is not really your tax dollars- it's just a 'devaluation fee' we pay on any and everything we buy as the dollar continues to shit the bed in to the next decade. Yay!
Glad to offer a little sunshine to the conversation!!!
Plus- isn't it much better to pay a contracting company $150K a year to drive a truck, when we used to pay a private on the GI Bill less than $30K?