“With respect to Arab countries offering to bear costs…the answer is profoundly yes. They have. That offer is on the table.”
Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, March 23, 2003 on the eve of the Iraq war, before the House Appropriations Committee:
”The oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years. Now, there are a lot of claims on that money, but … We are dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction and relatively soon.”
Wolfowitz’s “free” war ended up costing the US taxpayer more than one trillion dollars. How much will Obama and Kerry and Rice and Power’s “free” war cost us?