PrestoPundit

The Trillion Dollar War

Posted by PrestoPundit on 12/29/2005

Was the Iraq war worth it? ParaPundit weighs in:

I can think of a lot of productive ways to increase American security for a lot less than [the $281 billion spent on Iraq in 2005], let alone $1 trillion [the total cost of the war]. The Iraq war has a very large negative return on investment ..

I opposed the first Iraq war — in part due to my ignorance of modern warfare. I have supported the “second” Iraq war because the “first” war was not over and needed a positive conclusion. Also VP Cheney assurances convinced me that Saddam was a likely nuclear threat. He probably wasn’t. Over the years Dick Cheney’s credibility stock has take a huge hit in my book.

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