Paul Wolfowitz, March 2003:
“We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.”
It turns out Paul was off by a couple trillion. No biggie. Thank you for bankrupting the country.
A new book by Nobel-Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz estimates the cost at $3 trillion. If we are going to burden future generations with mountains of debt, can we at least buy something cooler than a dumb war? I want a platinum pen nib.