September 24, 2007

CHUMP CHANGE:

What Is Iraq Costing You? (Larry Beinhart, September 24, 2007, AlterNet)

The War in Iraq has cost about $453,000,000,000 (four hundred and fifty-three billion dollars) to date.

That's pretty hard to grasp. Especially on my income and probably on yours.


Mr. Beinhart's math must be worse than mine or he'd presumably not be arguing that a total of less than 1/28th of one year's GDP is too high a price to pay for liberating the Iraqis from a genocidal tyrant. Indeed, the war was so inexpensive that it raises questions about how we can justify tolerating other evil regimes--like Burma's, Cuba's, Zimbabwe's, Syria's, etc..

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 24, 2007 7:23 AM
Comments

Alan Greenspan nailed it that Tim Russert inteview yesterday: naval choke points and oil, and cheap at the price.

Posted by: Lou Gots at September 24, 2007 4:07 PM
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