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    Cost of the war in Iraq

    To the day, 10 years on from this article, costings which were disputed at the time;

    CNN.com - What would war with Iraq cost? - Jan. 2, 2003

    The White House is downplaying published reports of an estimated $50 billion to $60 billion price tag for a war with Iraq, saying it is "impossible" to estimate the cost at this time.
    In September, [Mitch] Daniels disputed an estimate by Bush economic adviser Larry Lindsey -- who has since left the White House -- that war with Iraq could cost $200 billion.

    Daniels said he believes Lindsey's estimate was "the upper end of a hypothetical," Duffy said
    Most recent estimate for Operation Iraqi Freedom; $806 billion.

    www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL33110.pdf

    Doesn't, of course, include minor costs like veteran's healthcare and whatnot. Interesting to note this too;

    Conrad also said that "despite this potential new expense, the Bush administration continues with its ill-fated economic policy of more tax cuts for the wealthy, bigger deficits for the American people and growing debt for our children and grandchildren."
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    $806 billion.....
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    it was worth it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    it was worth it
    Seriously.

    That has to be one of the worst statements issued ever by a foreign minister.

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    I was going with Kieren Keke tbh

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    $806 billion?

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    Already is a Republican in charge.

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