How Will The U.S. Pay For War With North Korea?

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    So tell us, oh, wise one, what is YOUR solution to the dilemma of either Preemptive Strike or Nuclear Blackmail?
     
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    Well, war with Korea is a job Americans don’t want to do. Send the dreamers.
     
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    Right, we havent had "one" as expensive. We've had several post 9/11 wars, and they have been more expensive.
     
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    All wars are bankers wars. Hopefully you know this.
    The USA should never preemptive strike any nation. That is unacceptable and history proves it to be a failure. See Saddam’s WMD. Never go to war based on intelligence since it is almost always wrong.
    Nuclear blackmail is avoided by not provoking nations. Not antagonizing undermining or murdering leaders of other nations.
     
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    And the lions and the lambs shall lie down together... in some alternative universe... but not this one.
     
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    If you really think the little fat bastard in NK wants war with the USA, you are deluding yourself. He has no chance and knows it. We are provoking and threatening him. He knows he needs nukes or he will end up deceived and dead like Gaddafi. So, let’s leave him alone.
     
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    We've had several post 9/11 wars, and they have been more expensive.

    They cost more than 70% of GDP?
    Tell me more!!
     
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    Do you say "Milk is more expensive now than in the year 1945, when considering the cost of one gallon of milk as percentage of the GDP"

    No, of course you don't. The post 9/11 wars were more expensive than WW II in normalized dollars. The amount of labor, bridges, services, in general that this dollar can buy is normalized. And really, when you consider how much more efficiently we can do things today in tech and energy, the cost becomes even higher, in comparison.
     
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    The post 9/11 wars were more expensive than WW II in normalized dollars.

    Normalized dollar?
    Can you restate your claim using a real economics definition?
     
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    Yes I can. "In dollars, normalized for inflation". Sorry, forgot this was a remedial class. Oh USMB, you're adorable.
     

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