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Penniless US is never short of money for endless war

When iPhone company Apple has more in the bank than the US federal government, the question is, how does Obama pay for his war in Afghanistan, costing $2bn a week, the occupation of Iraq, the drone warfare in Pakistan and the new war in Libya?

Barack Obama can't break the war habit

Still occupying Iraq, engaged in the bombing of Libya, and continuing with the war in Afghanistan, the US and its allies look increasingly bogged down, unable to break the war habit -- and not knowing what to do about it.