A Trillion Here, A Trillion There, & Soon
You're Talking About Some Real Money
Last week, we noted the Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz's attempt to quantify the real costs of the Iraq War, which he pegs at around $3 trillion. The Christian Science Monitor noted the other day that Congress' Joint Economic Committee thinks it will eventually amount to something closer to $2 trillion. Either way, they're staggering, potentially empire-crippling, sums. And both are many times what the Bush Administration admits to, when they even agree to engage on this subject, which is almost never.