Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Happy Anniversary

The 5th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq and, according to The New York Times, the initial cost estimates to fight this war were a tad off.

Originally, it was thought that it would cost between $50-60 billion to remove Saddam Hussein from power and create a new democratic government. And now, five years later, American taxpayers have spent roughly $600 billiion dollars.

That works out to about ten times the original guesstimate.

You can view an interactive timeline of the Iraqi war in the NYT Middle East section.

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