Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The cost of the Iraq war is fast approaching half a trillion dollars. However, including the economic impact of lost lives, long-term healthcare costs for wounded veterans, rebuilding a worn-down military, and other unforeseen expenses, professors Stiglitz and Bilmes have concluded the war will cost over $2 trillion when all is said and done. By far, the most expensive governmental mistake in our history.

We hear conservatives complain about government spending, but never a mention of the cost of this fiasco. Imagine what $2 trillion could accomplish if invested in this country, the USA. An outrage.

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