"On Topic" With Doug Krile

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Guessing the Cost of The War

It doesn't seem that anyone has a handle on the costs of the Iraq War.  Or any expansion or escalation,  thereof.

‘This war has skewed our thinking about resources’

Getting a realistic estimate for the financial cost of the war in Iraq is tricky, if not impossible. We have direct spending, interest on the debt (the war is almost entirely going on the national credit card), increased medical costs, major future expenses, etc. One thing’s for sure — Bush administration estimates of a $50 [...]



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