Worried about the cost of the war in Iraq? Tony Snow says: Remember 9/11.

Published August 1, 2007 6:10PM (EDT)

Asked today about a new Congressional Budget Office report that puts the price tag of the war on Iraq at more than $1 trillion, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow said: "Well, if you take a look at what happened on September 11th, 2001, it's estimated that the aftershocks of that could have cost up to $1 trillion."

As the Boston Globe notes today, former Bush budget advisor Lawrence Lindsey was fired back in 2003 after he suggested that the war in Iraq might cost as much as $200 billion.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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