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War costs $12 billion a month

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by DemoChristian, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. By CHARLES J. HANLEY, AP Special Correspondent

    The flow of blood may be ebbing, but the flood of money into the Iraq war is steadily rising, new analyses show. In 2008, its sixth year, the war will cost approximately $12 billion a month, triple the "burn" rate of its earliest years, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz and co-author Linda J. Bilmes report in a new book.

    Beyond 2008, working with "best-case" and "realistic-moderate" scenarios, they project the Iraq and Afghan wars, including long-term U.S. military occupations of those countries, will cost the U.S. budget between $1.7 trillion and $2.7 trillion — or more — by 2017.


    At least we're not wasting money trying to find Bin Laden or fix our economy back home.
  2. It's the oil, stupid.
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I thought the mission was already accomplished?

    And by the way, how are we paying for this?
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    By the oil we were going to steal — I mean produce – in the Iraqi oil fields.
  5. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    This is the article referenced.

  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    We're doing less with more!
  7. Not that it matters, but the article referenced was the AP link in my original post.
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Why do you hate America, DemoChristian?
  9. It's not that I hate America, it's just that I love terrorists and I think it's a shame what we did to Sadaam. And it's really tragic that "democracy is on the march." At least those thousands of people haven't died in vain.
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Yeah I figured.

    Go back to Russia!
  11. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Actually, I threw up a link to an article written by the two mentioned in your article. It's all connected though.
  12. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member


    Move along... nothing to see here...
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