A Student of History

September 20, 2007

$450,000,000,000 Price Tag and Counting

Filed under: The world today,Wars — John Maass @ 6:51 am

I came across this on the website of The Army Times, which puts the current war into perspective fiscally.

At $450 billion, the war in Iraq has already cost more than the 1991 Persian Gulf War and the Korean War. Within a year — and some $200 billion more in spending — Iraq will almost certainly exceed the cost of the Vietnam War, according to the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA).  And that’s just Iraq. The war in Afghanistan has cost $127 billion so far, according to CSBA budget studies chief Steven Kosiak.

The rest of the short, sobering story is here.  Now what if the money were used on prevention of terror attacks here at home, rather than invade Iraq, get lots of people killed, and have no end in sight?

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