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Cost of the Iraq war

Issue No. 1983

The bodies of eight Iraqis, including two children, were recovered from the rubble of this home in the northern Iraqi city of Baiji on 3 January. US warplanes bombed the house after claiming they had seen two resistance fighters enter, later admitting their error. Added to the human cost of the war are the economic costs. Nobel prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said last week that they could exceed a trillion US dollars, enough to provide universal basic services across the world for ten years

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Sat 14 Jan 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1983
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