Friday, August 29, 2003

Fistfuls of Dollars

Is Dubya’s squint-eyed imitation of Clint Eastwood wearing a little thin for you yet? Only months into a war our wannabe bad-ass cowboy president says will take years and, already, it’s looking like a bigger disaster than many of his policy's harshest critics warned would be the case, before the invasion.

How bad does it have to get before his busy apologists run out of whatever it is they're using for fuel?

For the New York Times Paul Krugman takes an unflinching look at where we stand in Iraq: “…the costs of a ‘bring 'em on’ foreign policy are now looming large indeed. The direct military cost of the occupation is $4 billion a month, and there's no end in sight. But that's only part of the bill.”

Krugman’s analysis is penetrating. Click here to read it.

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