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    Re: The true cost of the Iraq war: $3 trillion and beyond

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    Kinda look like the bush administrations estimates of bringing democracy to the middle-east missed the mark a bit.” Bush administration's 2003 projections of a $50 billion to $60 billion war. “ The real cost being according to this article is north of $3 trillion. …
    The Bush Administration $50B - $60B estimates only covered the costs of the war up until the “Mission Accomplished” event on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003. The $3+T cost of the insurgency was a completely separate line item that somehow got left out of the “Bringing Democracy to the Middle East” plan. Pity.
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    Re: The true cost of the Iraq war: $3 trillion and beyond

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Hard to say. We will be paying all the costs for the next 40 years.
    Projected total cost of veterans’ health care and disability from the Iraq war: $422 billion to $717 billion.
    You can impute as much as you want to come up with whatever total you want. Given that, its unclear how any such total is supposed to be meaningful.

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    Re: The true cost of the Iraq war: $3 trillion and beyond

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    You can impute as much as you want to come up with whatever total you want. Given that, its unclear how any such total is supposed to be meaningful.
    Whatever the total, it was a waste of money to fight in IRAQ, either time. The war on terrorism is justified based on 9/11. The IRAQ war should have been the Saudi war....
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    Re: The true cost of the Iraq war: $3 trillion and beyond

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Whatever the total, it was a waste of money to fight in IRAQ, either time. The war on terrorism is justified based on 9/11. The IRAQ war should have been the Saudi war....
    Is that how these people felt?

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    Re: The true cost of the Iraq war: $3 trillion and beyond

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Is that how these people felt?

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    Those people have no say in how I feel....I don't vote Democrat. It was Saudi citizens who did 9/11. They were brainwashed by saudi religious leaders under the wing of saudi governemtn. We should have presented a bill to the Saus for the entire expense of rebuilding the twin towers plus compensation to the victims plus compensation for damage to our economy.
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    Re: The true cost of the Iraq war: $3 trillion and beyond

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Whatever the total, it was a waste of money to fight in IRAQ, either time.
    In your opinion.

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    Re: The true cost of the Iraq war: $3 trillion and beyond

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Is that how these people felt?

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    Great stuff, J-mac, and a reminder to some this history didn't begin during this morning's breakfast.

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    Re: The true cost of the Iraq war: $3 trillion and beyond

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Those people have no say in how I feel....I don't vote Democrat. It was Saudi citizens who did 9/11. They were brainwashed by saudi religious leaders under the wing of saudi governemtn. We should have presented a bill to the Saus for the entire expense of rebuilding the twin towers plus compensation to the victims plus compensation for damage to our economy.
    Unfortunately, UtahBill, your feelings aren't the issue on this war against Islamism. It is an international issue and a common concern to everyone. Or should be.

    If you want to drop a bomb on Saudi Arabia and hope this would put an end to Muslim terrorism then you really haven't looked at this issue too closely.

    The Saudis won't pay for the reconstruction of the WTC. This is a silly dream. Instead they are contributing to building a victory mosque nearby. That's the reality.

    How many terrorist acts must there be before you finally figure out what's going on here?

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    Re: The true cost of the Iraq war: $3 trillion and beyond

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Unfortunately, UtahBill, your feelings aren't the issue on this war against Islamism. It is an international issue and a common concern to everyone. Or should be.
    If you want to drop a bomb on Saudi Arabia and hope this would put an end to Muslim terrorism then you really haven't looked at this issue too closely.
    Never mind the absurdity of the argument that the state of origin of certain perpretrators somehow necessitates that said state was involved in the actions of said perpetrators, therefore justifying action against that state.

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    Re: The true cost of the Iraq war: $3 trillion and beyond

    Bring up Iraq and you get some curious and curiouser replies.

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Kinda look like the bush administrations estimates of bringing democracy to the middle-east missed the mark a bit.” Bush administration's 2003 projections of a $50 billion to $60 billion war. “ The real cost being according to this article is north of $3 trillion.

    I wonder what happened to these famous words?

    “ "We're dealing with a country that could really finance its own reconstruction." “


    < But today, as the United States ends combat in Iraq, it appears that our $3 trillion estimate (which accounted for both government expenses and the war's broader impact on the U.S. economy) was, if anything, too low. For example, the cost of diagnosing, treating and compensating disabled veterans has proved higher than we expected. >

    < For instance, many have wondered aloud whether, absent the Iraq invasion, we would still be stuck in Afghanistan. And this is not the only "what if" worth contemplating. We might also ask: If not for the war in Iraq, would oil prices have risen so rapidly? Would the federal debt be so high? Would the economic crisis have been so severe?>

    <The answer to all four of these questions is probably no. >


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    You think we can call off the war on poverty? It's cost 7 trillion and has made matters worse. At least in Iraq we have had success.

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Check with the Veterans Administration, ask them how much Vietnam is still costing the govt.....we need to learn to fight smarter, with less impact on humans, theirs and ours....
    We were just fighting in Afghanistan with low impact on humans... the problem is it had a higher impact on OUR troops.
    Now I hope they go in and do what is necessary without all the PC BS, and fear of upsetting a few goat herders.

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Hah.
    The idiotic countries who supported this war deserve the debt.
    Hopefully that'll teach US and UK to not start wars for no reason but I doubt it'll work
    Start wars for no reason?
    No reason?
    No.
    Reason.

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Whatever the total, it was a waste of money to fight in IRAQ, either time. The war on terrorism is justified based on 9/11. The IRAQ war should have been the Saudi war....
    Waste either time?
    So you wouldn't mind Saddam screwing up the world oil supplies (1st time)?
    Or the chance that after 12-years and a terror attack that actually had the French say they were Americans (for 30 minutes), that the chance of Saddam's WMD ending up wreaking havoc when passed to a terrorist wasn't worth protecting the nation? When Hans Blix stated he had weapnized WMD; VX and ANTHRAX... and Clinton sent Sec. Cohen to inform the people of the threat, and possibility of war.

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Those people have no say in how I feel....I don't vote Democrat. It was Saudi citizens who did 9/11. They were brainwashed by saudi religious leaders under the wing of saudi governemtn. We should have presented a bill to the Saus for the entire expense of rebuilding the twin towers plus compensation to the victims plus compensation for damage to our economy.
    Would be nice, but the world doesn't work on Disney justice.
    We might at times, but internationally... nooooooooo.

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