What did the war cost, and how do we go about calculating the cost in the first place?
It has been 20 years since the United States invaded Iraq, and the toll continues to mount. Hundreds of thousands of people died in the fighting, and millions were displaced, when you count the ancillary wars that rippled across the region. Adam and Cameron focus their discussion this week on Iraq’s economy, which was devastated by the war and has never fully recovered.
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