Skip to comments.Iraq war cost: $6 trillion. What else could have been done?
Posted on 03/19/2013 6:39:57 AM PDT by algernon_garnock
In case you were wondering, the price tag for the war in Iraq could eventually top $6 trillion.
Tuesday marks the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion, occupation and slugfest of Iraq, which, lest we forget, was begun in the name of protecting us from weapons of mass destruction that never existed.
A study by Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies finds that the war has cost $1.7 trillion so far, with an additional $490 billion in benefits owed to war veterans.
Those costs could grow to more than $6 trillion over the next 40 years, the report concluded.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
$1.7 trillion is a drop in the bucket by today’s standard.
“that never existed”
Tell that to the Kurds
Well....think of all the benefits we got out of it.....
Wake me when you are done.
What a load of crap.
A false headline built on false premises promoted by an overtly left-wing university institute. Next....
I find that hard to believe especially since the cost of the war at the end of the the Bush administration was publicized at about $900 billion.
10 year price tag for the Iraq War (so far)
How about a REAL study on the 'war on poverty', eh?
How many trillions down the waste already? And what the projected gazillions (hundreds of trillions) over the next 40 years on today's Obama Phone youth mobs?
Not a problem.
GW told us the Iraqi’s would pay for it.
Just waiting for the check to clear, right?
A stronger Iran?
Worth every penny.
Monday morning QB...
Let’s ask the Christians in Iraq if they feel better off.
Mind you, I was fine with taking out Saddam, but the aftermath was a complete foul up.
Next time in the Mid-East, just arm both sides, and let them bash each other’s brains out.
The LibTards will feel stupid when the jihadists take over Iraq and dig up all those WMDs that “never existed,” but actually exist under the sand in places we never looked.
It worked in the 80s with the Iran-Iraq war.
That’s a lot o’ green spent for delivering an Arab client state to Iran.
What a friggin’ disaster...
hind site of a Monday mornin quarterback is realy not relevant.
Saddam is gone. The fruitbasket is turning over.
Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it.
There sure seems to be a lot of articles coming out of the left stream media the past week about Bush and Iraq. Why, it’s almost like they are trying to distract everyone from Obama’s foreign policy failures. I think it’s pre-emptive journalism to try and cover for Obama because something awful is ready to come out about the Democrats and the Middle East.
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