Paul, at Me & George W., in a conversation with his wife that he relates, asks "What is the price of freedom?"His wife didn’t seem to have an answer. I may not either. But I can say that the price of freedom in Iraq, if that’s what we’re really talking about here (the story, or the justification for war in Iraq seems to change every few months. It started out with regime change, and getting rid of nonexistent WMDs, and eventually morphed into the current party line of spreading freedom) is somewhere in the neighborhood of $276 billion at the present time, and still counting, with some projections putting the eventual financial cost at more than a trillion dollars, perhaps more than two trillion. Additional costs include about 2400 American dead, and tens of thousands wounded. The costs to the Iraqi people, in some respects, are even higher. For example, 100,000 Iraqi families are said to have been displaced, and some 35,000 are said to have been killed. That figure may not include Iraqis who have merely died, rather than been killed. In a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll, 62% disapprove of the way George is handling his war in Iraq, and 58% said the war was not worth fighting. Does that mean that 58% think the cost of freedom in Iraq is too high? Could be. So Paul’s wife is not alone in her opposition to the policies of George War Bush. It may help her if she were better informed.
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