The opportunity cost of the Iraq War

Image source:

Quite aside from the appalling human cost of the war in Iraq, according to a recent article, It’s only $300 billion, in the Washington Post, the economic cost will soon exceed the predicted cost of the Kyoto Protocol to the US economy. The irony is that this is what Dubya said at the G8 Meeting in March 2001: “I made it clear to our friends and allies that the methodology of the current protocol is one that, if implemented, would severely affect economic growth in America.”

So it’s not just blood for oil … it’s climate too.