President Obama says he’s on track to end the occupation of Iraq. while the one in Afghanistan is another matter. Given how much money these operations soak up, they swell the federal budget and current deficit. The Afghanistan war, despite having run longer, has cost $287 billion and counting, while the Iraq war now has cost almost $768 billion and counting.
Want to know where this deficit that you’re suddenly so concerned about comes from? Start by looking here.
And while you’re at it, think about what you said about deficits some five, six, seven, or eight years ago. I suspect it was close to nothing.