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Subject: Re: Iraq War at $2 Trillion Date: 1/5/2006 3:30 PM
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I don't necessarily agree with Stiglitz's ideology but numbers are
what they are.  

Here's a study from the think tank that architected the Iraq war
(The American Enterprise Institute) with a centrist think tank that
also supports the Iraq war (the Brookings Institute):

http://aei-brookings.org/publications/abstract.php?pid=988

That's 1 trillion from two think tanks that both supported the 
invasion.  

Stiglitz took into account the inflation in oil, the cost of treating
the patients and other factors often left out in studies to measure
the "whole" cost of war.

$2 trillion is a very reasonable number.

I only wonder how long it will be before we end up like Japan with a
deficit 2x our GDP.
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