Re: [skeptics-137] Iraq War may cost up to $6 trillion

From: Pam A S.
Sent on: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 3:01 PM
 
The Kansas City man who was paralyzed from the chest down by a sniper’s bullet during the Iraq war is now in hospice care and preparing to die.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/03/20/4132153/wounded-kansas-city-iraq-veteran.html?storylink=fb#storylink=cpy
 
“I enlisted to go to Afghanistan because I felt that was, quote-unquote, the right war, to go after the people that attacked us,” he said. Young was distraught to be sent instead to Iraq, a conflict he felt was not justified. He said an Army chaplain told him he would feel better once he got to Iraq and started killing Iraqis.
 
 "Young said his choice was rational. “When you feel like you’ve had enough with life you can choose to go out your own way,” he said. “You don’t have to struggle through every day just to make it because you’re expected by society to endure until you die naturally or are murdered.” As a longtime atheist, Young has no religious reservations about choosing to die.
 
Pam
 
From: Kansas City Skeptic <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Wednesday, March 20,[masked]:52 PM
Subject: [skeptics-137] Iraq War may cost up to $6 trillion

Iraq war cost: $6 trillion. What else could have been done?

In case you were wondering, the price tag for the war in Iraq could
eventually top $6 trillion.

Tuesday marks the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion, occupation
and slugfest of Iraq, which, lest we forget, was begun in the name of
protecting us from weapons of mass destruction that never existed. A
study by Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies
finds that the war has cost $1.7 trillion so far, with an additional
$490 billion in benefits owed to war veterans. Those costs could grow
to more than $6 trillion over the next 40 years, the report concluded.

www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-iraq-war-cost[masked],0,1591279.story



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