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Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Spirit of Iraqs Yet To Come

NEW YORK, Mar. 14, 2013 (Reuters) — The U.S. war in Iraq has cost $1.7 trillion with an additional $490 billion in benefits owed to war veterans, expenses that could grow to more than $6 trillion over the next four decades counting interest, a study released on Thursday said.

This was the beginning of the end for most of us. The future expenses and interest will be paid out of our medical benefits and social security.

I think I said this at the time that this was be our destruction, but it is only the death of a generation here or there; the country will go on in its wonderful new guise.
"Action needed to be taken," said Steven Bucci, the military assistant to former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in the run-up to the war and today a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington-based think-tank.
Bucci, who was unconnected to the Watson study, agreed with its observation that the forecasts for the cost and duration of the war proved to be a tiny fraction of the real costs.
"If we had had the foresight to see how long it would last and even if it would have cost half the lives, we would not have gone in," Bucci said. "Just the time alone would have been enough to stop us. Everyone thought it would be short.
Everyone with a brain knew that a war based on lies was an affront to God. It was obvious that a great retribution would overtake us; 2008 was just the beginning. We are digging the holes deeper in Syria. We have learned nothing. Our arrogance is complete.

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