Hostile Takeover - what GWB could learn from Microsoft/Yahoo

It's been said before, but it's worth saying again...

Heard on the CBC news earlier this evening, that estimates of the full cost of the war in Iraq have now surpassed two trillion dollars.

This site reports that the cost of the war as of April 9, 2008 stood at: $509,745,061,240

Five. Hundred. Billion. Dollars.

The CIA World Factbook pegs the GDP of Iraq at $100 Billion (2007 estimated).

So by this stage, Bush and his buddies could have just bought the entire country five times over - and not one soldier or civilian would have had to die.

Hat tip to David and Paolo who first crunched these numbers five years ago.