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NEW STUDY SUGGESTS ECONOMIC COST OF IRAQ WAR $1 TRILLION

A new study by two leading academic experts suggests that the costs of the Iraq war will be substantially higher than previously reckoned. In a paper presented to this week’s Allied Social Sciences Association annual meeting in Boston MA., Harvard budget expert Linda Bilmes and Columbia University Professor and Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz calculate that the war is likely to cost the United States a minimum of nearly one trillion dollars and potentially over $2 trillion.

The study expands on traditional budgetary estimates by including costs such as lifetime disability and health care for the over16,000 injured, one fifth of whom have serious brain or spinal injuries. It then goes on to analyze the costs to the economy, including the economic value of lives lost and the impact of factors such as higher oil prices that can be partly attributed to the conflict in Iraq. The paper also calculates the impact on the economy if a proportion of the money spent on the Iraq war were spent in other ways, including on investments in the United States
Permalink Kasey 
January 5th, 2006
OK THANK YOU FOR THIS CRITICAL INFORMATION PLEASE NEXT TIME TYPE YOUR *ENTIRE* POST ALL IN CAPS FOR MAXIMUM READABILITY WHEN YOU HAVE SOMETHING //THIS// CONSEQUENTIAL TO SHARE!!!11oneoneeleven
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 5th, 2006
COULD YOU BOTH STOP SHOUTING PLEASE MY GIRLS ARE TRYING TO SLEEP.

...ok, actually they are not trying to sleep, they are trying to climb out of the sodding cot, but I would *like* them to be trying to sleep and thats not gonna happen if you two testicles of a donkey keep shouting like that.
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
January 5th, 2006
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