kurt_w wrote:O.J. wrote:Yet you and your beloved Republicans refused to pay for it. In fact, you demanded a tax cut.
The war was going to pay for itself, right? We'd be in and out quickly, we'd leave our buddy Ahmed Chalabi running the country, and US-based oil companies would get first dibs on all those new oil fields. That was the plan.
It's not easy to find an up-to-date accounting of the costs of the war in Iraq that doesn't conflate them with the costs of Afghanistan. But the total for both wars is something like $3.5 to $4.0 trillion, plus another trillion in interest over the coming decade.
I'm pretty sure that more than half of that is for Iraq. So Bush's mistake -- that Flanders is so enthusiastic about defending -- is costing us upwards of $2 trillion, perhaps significantly more, by 2020.
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