Dude, chill the fuck out. What the fuck kind of amazing math are you doing with the single figure "4.7%"?
I never said "4.7%" -- maybe you should learn to read whats on your screen, such as where slashdot indicates who wrote what posts. Maybe looking an inch or so away from the stuff you are replying to is too hard for you.
Where the fuck did Maudib mention a 10 year term?
He didn't, but the wars went on for over 10 years, and the total cost of those wars at the 10 year mark was highly publicized and also highly cited here on slashdot and wall as in the mainstream media. In other words, not only isnt this a number that is hard to find, anyone with their eyes open should at least be able to ballpark the figure (within an order of 10) even if they dont know the specific value.
Contrary to the old saying, there really ARE stupid questions, especially when the search bar that can answer simple ones without bothering anybody with your ignorance is at the top of the window.
We're not all budget wonks here
being able to ballpark the spending on the war as well as the GDP does not make someone a budget wonk. It makes them a normal human being that spends a little bit of time each weak reading the fucking news.