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Here are some thoughtful pieces written about some of the cost consequences of 9/11. They are excellent pieces. However, mos commentators have failed to distinguish the specific costs of the decision to invade Iraq, which added budgetary and economic costs, and also distracted from the mission in Afghanistan, allowing the Taliban to regroup which has now led to an increase in US presence and costs there.
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See recent Bob Herbert column quoting Linda Bilmes on the cost of Afghanistan operations.
Bloomberg joins The Economist and the Telegraph in naming The Three Trillion Dollar War as one of the best books of 2008.
By Joseph E. Stiglitz and Linda J. Bilmes.
Norton; 311 pages; $22.95. Allen Lane; £20
With the patience of auditors and the passion of polemicists, two academics, one a Nobel prize-winning economist and the other a public-finance expert at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, take an unflinching look at the hidden cost of invading Iraq.