The Three Trillion-Dollar War

Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes, reporting for The Times of London, write: "The Bush Administration was wrong about the benefits of the war and it was wrong about the costs of the war. The president and his advisers expected a quick, inexpensive conflict. Instead, we have a war that is costing more than anyone could have imagined."

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Losing the future

Common Wonders
by Robert C. Koehler

03/06/08

A certain reverence is required just to approach the book’s title: ‘The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict’ by noted economists Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes. I can see why they understated it. The pulse of outrage beats behind the cold calculations in this concise volume, newly published by Norton. We’re not just ‘losing’ this tragic, arrogantly unplanned war in the conventional sense of failing to subdue our enemies — we’re committing slow socioeconomic suicide with its open-ended pursuit, losing, as we plunge recklessly into debt over it, our options, our ability to choose. We’re losing the future...

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