We have spent $1.5 trilion on wars since 9/11, which ironically have opened new areas for terrorist groups to infiltrate and press their cause. We drop a bomb every 12 minutes. Where do we think they land? How is it that we are so outraged by attacks on us but so cavalier about our counterparts in war-torn lands?Countless thousands have been killed or injured, lost their homes, are unable to feed their children, and have lost all hope for peaceful lives in their time. The vast majority are simply innocent bystanders. I feel for those lost in the 9/11 attack, but these memorials should be privately funded. Spend public money to care for our veterans.