Dec
19

Guns and Butter

With the troops all out of Iraq, we can now ask what the war cost. While not easy to estimate, if you include spending to date, VA costs, veterans disability payments, interest on the war debt, foreign assistance, future medical and disability costs and added homeland security costs one easily arrives at a figure of about $3.5 to $4 trillion; about 1/4 of our debt. Worth it?

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