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Joseph Stiglitz And Linda Bilmes: The True Cost Of The Iraq War

Iraq War Costs

First Posted: 09/05/10 10:07 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:35 PM ET

Washington Post:

Writing in these pages in early 2008, we put the total cost to the United States of the Iraq war at $3 trillion. This price tag dwarfed previous estimates, including the Bush administration's 2003 projections of a $50 billion to $60 billion war.

But today, as the United States ends combat in Iraq, it appears that our $3 trillion estimate (which accounted for both government expenses and the war's broader impact on the U.S. economy) was, if anything, too low.

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