Understatement: Cost estimates were off the mark

Posted in at 14:26 by RjZ

ABC News: Bush Administration’s War Spending Nears Half-Trillion Dollars

I am not so young that I can’t remember, way back in the beginning of 2002, the Bush administration telling (lying to) us that the war would cost between $50 billion and $70 billion. Here we are a few years later, and we’re well on our way to half a trillion!

Here’s an honest question: Back around the 2004 election, there was much talk by people in the political middle that, regardless of whether you thought it was right to go to war or not, clearly we couldn’t just walk away from what we’d created. My question is: what price peace? There are many more facets to this question, but maybe my fearless readers can let me know what they think about this one alone. How much do we have to pay before we do just “cut and run?”

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