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  • Tuesday, July 26, 2005

    US war costs likely to exceed $700 billion

    As well as the obvious costs of war in human lives, there is a financial cost. According to this article, from the Detroit News, the financial costs of the US led invasions and occupations in Afganistan and Iraq are likely to soar above $700 billion:

    That could make the combined campaigns, especially the war in Iraq, the most expensive military effort in the last 60 years, causing even some conservative experts to criticize the open-ended commitment to an elusive goal. The concern is that the soaring costs, given little weight before now, could play a growing role in U.S. strategic decisions because of the fiscal impact. "Osama (bin Laden) doesn't have to win; he will just bleed us to death," said Michael Scheuer, a former counterterrorism official at the CIA who led the pursuit of bin Laden and recently retired after writing two books critical of the Clinton and Bush administrations. "He's well on his way to doing it."
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    At 7/26/2005 10:19:00 pm, Blogger Sangroncito said...

    And meanwhile, back at home, we have over 41 million Americans without access to healthcare.

    At 7/27/2005 02:07:00 pm, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Indeed Sangroncito, and I believe if the Bush regime get their wish, there'll be even more people in such a situation.


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