Putting a price tag on war with Iran

There are 14 comments on the CNN story from Nov 19, 2012, titled Putting a price tag on war with Iran. In it, CNN reports that:

An all-out U.S. war with Iran, including an invasion by American troops, would cost the global economy close to $2 trillion in the first three months and could go as high as $3 trillion, according to a Washington think tank.

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47 percenter

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Nov 19, 2012
Now this is the kind of spending Republicans can get their mind around! Just like the good 'ol days of Geedubya Bush, eh?
Darek

Gdansk, Poland

#2 Nov 19, 2012
it will be 10 trillions and this war means end of usa and big poverty globally.
By the way, Iran has allies China, Russia and they should prevent war and protect Iran. It is always better to resist to global war criminals, mass murderers and criminal morons from usa and israel as if to take direct participation in a global world war, which would be evidently consequence of war with Iran.To be assertive.
47 percenter

Kansas City, KS

#3 Nov 19, 2012
Darek wrote:
it will be 10 trillions and this war means end of usa and big poverty globally.
By the way, Iran has allies China, Russia and they should prevent war and protect Iran. It is always better to resist to global war criminals, mass murderers and criminal morons from usa and israel as if to take direct participation in a global world war, which would be evidently consequence of war with Iran.To be assertive.
Oh. You mean like the Republicans did with Iraq and Afghanistan.
Kamil

Gdansk, Poland

#4 Nov 19, 2012
usa will be completely over if they would make war with Iran.
Iran is peaceful country, they live according to their values and they don't disturb. There are no reasons to make war with Iran.
DENG

Nanjing, China

#5 Nov 19, 2012
SEE NOW, IN 2007 TO 2009 50 TRILLION DOLLARS IN ASSETS DISAPPEARED IN THE UNITED STATES ECONOMIC DEPRESSION ON TOP OF SPENDING UP TO 20 TRILLION DOLLARS OVER A 50-YEAR SPAN FOR THE AFGHAN AND IRAQ WAR AND NOW THIS 2 TRILLION DOLLARS FOR A WAR WITH IRAN???
IS IT ANY WONDER THE USA IS BANKRUPT???
47 percenter

Kansas City, KS

#6 Nov 19, 2012
DENG wrote:
SEE NOW, IN 2007 TO 2009 50 TRILLION DOLLARS IN ASSETS DISAPPEARED IN THE UNITED STATES ECONOMIC DEPRESSION ON TOP OF SPENDING UP TO 20 TRILLION DOLLARS OVER A 50-YEAR SPAN FOR THE AFGHAN AND IRAQ WAR AND NOW THIS 2 TRILLION DOLLARS FOR A WAR WITH IRAN???
IS IT ANY WONDER THE USA IS BANKRUPT???


You did catch the sarcasm in first my post I hope.

"Is it any wonder the United States is Bankrupt?"
Funny you should ask this. Speaking as part of the majority of Americans, my answer is no, it's no wonder at all.
If you were to ask those Americans in the recent minority, you would hear that our deficit is due to one thing and one thing only; the fact that we have re-elected America's first and only non-White President.
idiots united

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Nov 19, 2012
Not so idiots. It is just a matter of transfer of wealth a redistribution if you will from taxpayers money to the service related organizations on to the corporate organizations and other parsites and leeches.
idiots united

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Nov 19, 2012
The price tag can only be quantified in terms of environmental damages and destructions of natural resources including human sacrifices such as sweat blood and tears as such is the cost of every stupid mans result of stupid lunatic useless activities. Human are idiots.
Va te faire le pompier

AOL

#9 Nov 19, 2012
Freaking talking about Iran (the israelis are) when their direct problem is with the palestinians but since the PLO is weak, Israel continues to focus on the one gorilla that can destroy their fking home!
KeepGitmoOpen

Allentown, PA

#10 Nov 19, 2012
47 percenter wrote:
Now this is the kind of spending Republicans can get their mind around! Just like the good 'ol days of Geedubya Bush, eh?
wars are not even close to the biggest reasons to our debt. We need to reap the bennifits of war that is the USA's issue we liberate rebuild and leave. WE should get the oil contracts than you loons claiming war for oil can start to be believable.
consider

Llano, TX

#11 Nov 19, 2012
"War does not determine who is right - only who is left." Bertrand Russell
47 percenter

Belleville, IL

#12 Nov 19, 2012
KeepGitmoOpen wrote:
<quoted text>wars are not even close to the biggest reasons to our debt. We need to reap the bennifits of war that is the USA's issue we liberate rebuild and leave. WE should get the oil contracts than you loons claiming war for oil can start to be believable.
I did not mention the point but if the Republicans' war against Iraq was not about taking their oil, then what was it all about?
That illegitimate war was expensive in so many ways but to focus on the topic, the monetary cost was not covered in any way and the Republican war mongers borrowed against our national economy to sustain it.
That debt remains unpaid and the bills are in arrears with interest.
Muzztards

Perth, Australia

#13 Nov 24, 2012
Just nuke Iran off the face of the Earth......millions of dead filthy camel humpers. Who cares.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#14 Nov 25, 2012
For the USA to annihilate Iran would be a service to all humanity....priceless.

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