Friday, January 2, 2015

Observational notes

George W. Bush Administration, for example, forced Lawrence Lindsey to resign as head of its National Economic Council shortly before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, after he said the cost of a war with Iraq might reach $200 billion.

And after the war—especially when victory is MIA—toting up the bottom line is just too depressing.

Here is what it bought

Iraq Body Count, a Britain-based NGO that tracks violence in the country, gave an even higher toll, saying that 17,073 civilians were killed

"2014 has seen the highest number of causalities since the violence in 2006-2007. This is a very sad state of affairs.".