US war costs could hit $811bn

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by DrStealth, Apr 28, 2006.

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  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4955418.stm

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    nice one george bush, must be the most expensive re-election campaign in history, all wth public funds too.
     
  2. Wonder how much they spent on keeping the media away when the body bags were being off-loaded containing those who'd completed their patriotic duties?
     
  3. No doubt the two wars were expensive (in both blood and treasure). But don't forget that containment wasn't free either.

    The Economist reviewed a few articles estimating costs... (subscription required)
    http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=6787433
    This is one of the papers they reviewed. Its very long but has a three page summary.
    http://papers.nber.org/papers/w12092.pdf

    Tricam.