According to the CBO, when comparing the Iraq War costs against our deficit – it wasn’t much.
But don’t take my word for it. Read it and scroll down to almost halfway.
It isn’t that I am justifying the Iraq war. I’m not.
However, what really stands out is the DEFICIT !!
Since I understand math, if we keep the amount of the Iraq war cost the same and shrink the deficits of 2009 and 2010 to equal that of 2008 – then those little blue boxes will be far more significant that this picture seems to give you now.
So, the lesson here is that $709 billion is not an insignificant amount of money.
But it looks that way considering how much the current administration has been (over)spending.