Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Op-Ed: Six Years Later, An Economics Lessons from U.S. Invasion of Iraq

Soldiers returning home.
Written by Linda Bilmes and Joseph Stiglitz
Friday, 03 July 2009 06:44


Going forward, the debacle hopefully has taught us to set aside money for our veterans, crack down on fraud and be honest about the costs of war.

July 2, 2009 - Tuesday, the U.S. "stood down" in Iraq, finalizing the pullout of 140,000 troops from Iraqi cities and towns -- the first step on the long path home. After more than six years, most Americans are war-weary, even though a smaller percentage of us have been involved in the actual fighting than in any major conflict in U.S. history. We have relegated the car and suicide bombings to the inside pages of newspapers, accepting at face value that the "surge" has calmed things down enough so we can finally leave the whole sorry Iraq adventure behind us. Read more.

1 comment:

coffeypot said...

A few will go home. The ones being pulled out of the towns have set up perimeters around the towns to help out as needed. Most will be shifted to Afghanistan. And, if it was any other president, I’d say they would start beefing up South Korea.

As for the spending and corruption, that’s government business as usual.

Will you be in a situation were you will be going back?