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    Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

    Thanks, George. The war to nowhere has cost us $2 Trillion and will probably cost us several more before all is said and done. And people wonder why the economy tanked, the deficit is so high and then they blame Obama for the fact that we have no money now.

    (Reuters) -The U.S. war in Iraq has cost $1.7 trillion with an additional $490 billion in benefits owed to war veterans, expenses that could grow to more than $6 trillion over the next four decades counting interest, a study released on Thursday said.
    Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study | Reuters
    That $6 Trillion could have bought us lots of bike paths, solar panels and high speed rail lines. But, no. Bush and his supporters had to start a war with a country that never did us any harm.


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    Re: Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

    So where did the other almost $8 trillion in debt come from? 'Cause that's the additional debt accrued since 2000, unrelated to the Iraq figure. If the total Iraq war cost (extended over 4 decades) could have bought us a lot of **** the fed shouldn't spend money on (bike paths? seriously? the federal government needs to pay for these why??), imagine was the $8 trillion that's ALREADY BEEN LOST could have bought us.

    Since 2000, we've spent almost $3 trillion a year. That's almost $39 trillion. So you're lamenting what we did w/5% of that money. Just to put it into perspective.
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    Re: Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    So where did the other almost $8 trillion in debt come from? 'Cause that's the additional debt accrued since 2000, unrelated to the Iraq figure. If the total Iraq war cost (extended over 4 decades) could have bought us a lot of **** the fed shouldn't spend money on (bike paths? seriously? the federal government needs to pay for these why??), imagine was the $8 trillion that's ALREADY BEEN LOST could have bought us.

    Since 2000, we've spent almost $3 trillion a year. That's almost $39 trillion. So you're lamenting what we did w/5% of that money. Just to put it into perspective.
    Actually, you are under-counting the other spending. Because they are applying future obligations to that number. So, for example, Medicare this year didn't cost what we spent - but it cost what we spent plus the increase to our unfunded liability.


    If liberals want to start applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to government programs to determine total cost, count me in . Though I think they may not like the results....

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    Re: Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Thanks, George. The war to nowhere has cost us $2 Trillion and will probably cost us several more before all is said and done. And people wonder why the economy tanked, the deficit is so high and then they blame Obama for the fact that we have no money now.


    That $6 Trillion could have bought us lots of bike paths, solar panels and high speed rail lines. But, no. Bush and his supporters had to start a war with a country that never did us any harm.


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    When you come here and recite this left wing talk radio BS you are going to get nailed to the wall with facts and figures. Maybe you'll learn something though.

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    Re: Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

    Which was a bargain compared to the war on drugs and the war on poverty that are still ongoing and adding to our deficit/debt. How do you suggest that we fix that?
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    Re: Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    When you come here and recite this left wing talk radio BS you are going to get nailed to the wall with facts and figures. Maybe you'll learn something though.
    You posted no facts and figures, but Rueters did--$2 Trillion wasted.

    Or are you going to argue that there really were WMD, and that Bush, Cheney, Rummy, Powell and Rice were telling us the truth?

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    Re: Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    When you come here and recite this left wing talk radio BS you are going to get nailed to the wall with facts and figures. Maybe you'll learn something though.
    So how about giving us the right wing facts and figures and then we can compromise on the truth!!

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    Re: Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    So how about giving us the right wing facts and figures and then we can compromise on the truth!!
    Right after you respond to post #2.

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    Re: Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    So where did the other almost $8 trillion in debt come from? 'Cause that's the additional debt accrued since 2000, unrelated to the Iraq figure. If the total Iraq war cost (extended over 4 decades) could have bought us a lot of **** the fed shouldn't spend money on (bike paths? seriously? the federal government needs to pay for these why??), imagine was the $8 trillion that's ALREADY BEEN LOST could have bought us.

    Since 2000, we've spent almost $3 trillion a year. That's almost $39 trillion. So you're lamenting what we did w/5% of that money. Just to put it into perspective.
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    Re: Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    So where did the other almost $8 trillion in debt come from? 'Cause that's the additional debt accrued since 2000, unrelated to the Iraq figure. If the total Iraq war cost (extended over 4 decades) could have bought us a lot of **** the fed shouldn't spend money on (bike paths? seriously? the federal government needs to pay for these why??), imagine was the $8 trillion that's ALREADY BEEN LOST could have bought us.

    Since 2000, we've spent almost $3 trillion a year. That's almost $39 trillion. So you're lamenting what we did w/5% of that money. Just to put it into perspective.
    While it can seem like a small bit of the budget, the absolute value is still staggering. Well so is the full of our budget. 3 trillion could pay for a lot of healthcare. And I would rather we invest that money (if we must spend it) on Americans to solve American problems rather than engaging in aggressive, state building, proactive infinity war.
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