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Charts: Bush Lowballed Us on Iraq By $6 Trillion


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, ethics, bushadministration, bush, Iraq War Costs, iraq war, lies, propaganda, media, news )

Cal
- 590 days ago - motherjones.com
According to the first-ever comprehensive count of the true toll of the combined wars, the estimate the Bush administration used to sell the invasion in 2003 was about 100 times too low.



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Wild Thang (9)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 6:04 pm
War is a false profit. Each war generation is encouraged to keep silent on the dimension of suffering because no one want to hear and their benefits may be in jeopardy. Then the silence becomes the encouragement for the next generations of war.
 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 6:24 pm

We suffered a national mania after 9/11 and Bush and company took full advantage. I think even Bush has convinced himself that this was the Right thing to do, when we know it was not. Who has the full weight of these policies? President Obama of course, he must deal with the financial mess this merry band of liars created.
 

Roseann D. (178)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 6:32 pm
And the Deadbeats and their deadbeat supporters don't want to pay up, now that payment is due.
 

Sue Matheson (72)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 8:49 pm
the irony of being lowballed by someone like Bush...
 

David C. (29)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 12:42 am
Kit and the right-wing posters will say " Bush did not know the true cost and Obama did not tell him at the time, Bush did not lie, Obama did, spending this level of money is good for the USA and Obama is cutting back.
 

Gloria picchetti (297)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 5:04 am
I hope #43 was the last republican in the White House.
 

Alexandra Rodda (177)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 5:55 am
Bush knew he could have a ball because he could always blame the Democrats afterward for the mess he made. I know some children like that.
 

Jaime A. (33)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 6:57 am
Noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 7:09 am
That's not good.
 

Kip Mapes (28)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 8:19 am
Noted Thank you
 

Marcel Elschot (179)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 11:13 am
thanks noted
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 11:26 am
He'll never admit it, of course.
 

Winn Adams (196)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 2:15 pm
Like I'm surprised about this? I think not.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 4:01 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal.
And, the war was "going to pay for itself." Darth Cheney claimed we might be there as long as 6 mos. Those dastardly lies will be back to haunt that group forever. I read an article earlier about how much Cheney made off his war profiteering....just makes me absolutely sick!
 

Judith Hand (59)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 4:26 pm
Noted and sadly appalled.
 

Birgit W. (147)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 4:59 pm
No surprises here!
 

Arthur S. (88)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 5:39 pm
What secrets are the Obama Administration hiding I would like to know. Every administration LOW BALLS what is spend on the Military. Let's expose some of the CURRENT ADMINISTRATION SECRETS.
 

Dave C. (216)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 5:58 pm
.....and they are the ones that claim to worry about the debt.....
 

Jason S. (57)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 7:21 pm
Iraq war was end America as people will know, time to start living as one world and one people, Good posting, thanks
 

Marie W. (66)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 9:58 pm
Worst President ever.
 

Lynn Squance (232)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 10:42 pm
The deaths of 4,500 US troops, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians, hundreds of thousands of wounded on both sides, the economic and physical destruction of a country --- was it all worth it?

An illegal war of aggression over Iraqi oil --- nothing more. And the missing oil to the tune of $5 - $15 million/day? Has anybody checked the pockets of the 3 amigos --- Baby Bush, Chickenhawk Cheney, and Rumsfeld?

And the costs are ludicrous, even obscene!

Kit, you have it right --- 9/11 provoked a mania, a response that the country was in no "mental state" to deal with. Some of the country was willing to jump aboard the Baby Bush train for revenge, not knowing that under it all was a diabolical plan to go for the oil.

 

Ro H. (0)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 5:02 am
ty
 

Diane O. (161)
Friday March 22, 2013, 4:14 pm
New technology makes the United States number one in petroleum reserves creating the potential for the US to become "energy independent" and a net exporter of energy. This would have major impact on global energy politics in that the US would no longer be a major importer of middle eastern petroleum.

This would greatly lessen the US's geo-political interest in middle eastern affairs.

Global petroleum resources and the necessity for access to them drives political security interests.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 1:45 am
War is too expensive for indulgence.

What is the cost of peace?

Growing up.
 

John C. (81)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 10:19 am
The GOP mantra has always been that Washington has a spending problem. Its theirs!
 
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