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Iraq war is projected to cost the U

2013-03-20 03:26:12.673169+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Iraq war is projected to cost the U.S. $6T, $240k/Iraqi. GDP/person of Iraq is around $2,600.

[Edit: First pass at this I typoed to "$6B".]

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-21 14:27:30.250452+00 by: Dan Lyke

Which was why I was totally shocked to discover that $2.6k/yr GDP.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-21 08:24:51.974816+00 by: andylyke

Sucking out the oil was the original Dick Cheney plan. Remember that? The war will fund itself!

#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-20 16:08:25.043738+00 by: meuon

Really nice bullets are currently $1.

The old benefit of a war was acquiring the assets of the invaded, if not completely conquered and assimilated country. Could we suck $6T worth of oil from Iraq? http://www.auburn.edu/~thomph1/iraq.htm says it might be worth $27T