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10/03/2008

USA: Guerre d'Irak plus couteuse que le Vietnam...



In their book, "The Three Trillion Dollar War," Stiglitz, of Columbia University, and Bilmes, of Harvard, report the two wars will have cost the U.S. budget $845 billion in 2007 dollars by next Sept. 30, end of fiscal year 2008, assuming Congress fully funds Bush administration requests. That counts not just military operations, but embassy costs, reconstruction and other war-related expenses.

That total far surpasses the $670 billion in 2007 dollars the Congressional Research Service says was the U.S. price tag for the 12-year Vietnam War.

...Et tout ceci sans calculer les couts de la guerre pour les irakiens eux-memes!

Par comparaison, le canal de Panama produit un revenu de environ 1,500 millions de dollars par an!