Wednesday, March 20, 2013

war is expensive

the iraq war costs the u.s. "at least $2.2 trillion" it's "at least" because even though u.s. forces have left iraq, we still are paying for the war and won't know the total costs for a while. how long is a while? possibly more than a century. we still can't tally the total cost of the civil war as the bills are still trickling in 148 years after it ended.

something to consider the next time a politician gives us a low-ball cost estimate while trying to talk us into another ill fated adventure.