Argument: War in Iraq is a cause of US economic recession
- Debate: Withdrawing from Iraq - pro argument.
"A responsible plan to the end the war in Iraq." 2007, Democratic plan - "Economic costs. The Iraq War has cost U.S. taxpayers a staggering $526 billion so far15 in direct costs, and roughly $1.3 trillion to the economy so far. That’s $16,500 for each U.S. family of four, or roughly $3 billion for each Congressional district in the country. The full economic cost of the war is estimated to be $3 trillion. As the U.S. economy spirals into recession, the economic impact of the war is both a clear contributor and a factor crippling our ability to respond."