BULL WAR: The economy seems to be in full scale recovery as a result of our war in Iraq. WaPo: Stocks Gain; Dow Has Best Week Since 1982. I’m not an economist and have no econometric models to back this up, but I will nonetheless make a bold assertion: This war will pay for itself. A surging economy will generate enough tax revenue to offset the added costs of the war.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.