From Iran’s PressTV. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
Americans are still paying for the Iraq War that lasted nearly a decade. And costs are still expected to surge.
When the conflict started ten years ago this month, it was expected to be short-term and a relatively small expense to the American taxpayers and Iraqis. But statisticians and policy analysts reveal that the Bush administration was grossly mistaken.
A study by the Watson Institute from Brown University indicates that the Iraq War has resulted in at least 189,000 direct war deaths and cost more than $2 trillion. When totaled with all the expenses, including interest, costs could top $6 trillion through 2053.