Foreign Policy Explained, Ep. 9: Is Nation-Building Worth The Cost?

Was the Iraq war worth it?

The U.S went into Iraq under the pretense of weapons of mass destruction, but another reason was the effort to show Iraqis the power of freedom… to make Iraq safe for democracy. 100,000 civilian casualties and 800 billion dollars later it’s hard to argue that Iraq is better off than it was in 2003. Professor Chris Coyne of George Mason University explains in this video. Learn more about the true cost of foreign policy at: