In four years, the United States has spent close to $500 billion on the war in
Iraq — more than the total for the Korean War and nearly as much as 12 years in Vietnam, adjusting for inflation. The
ultimate cost could reach $1 trillion or more.
In the days before the war almost five years ago, the Pentagon estimated that it would cost about $50 billion. Democratic
staff members in Congress largely agreed. Lawrence Lindsey, a White House economic adviser, was a bit more realistic, predicting
that the cost could go as high as $200 billion, but President Bush fired him in part for saying so.
the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could cost taxpayers a total of $2.4 trillion dollars by 2017 when counting the huge
interest costs because combat is being financed with borrowed money. The CBO estimated that of the $2.4 trillion long-term
price tag for the war, about $1.9 trillion of that would be spent on Iraq.
As the total passed US$450 billion, the cost for the Iraq war reached approximately $1500 per person in the United States.If the Iraq war were to wind up costing 1.9 trillion dollars, the cost would be over 4.2
times higher ($6,300 per United States citizen.) This would put the expense at $25,000 for an average family of four, or $32,000
per family if Afghanistan is included.
WE CAN'T SPEND A DIME TO HELP THE PEOPLE IN AMERICA THAT NEED HELP. SCHOOLS NEED MORE MONEY. THE PEOPLE
THAT BEEN DEVASTATED BY HURRICANES NEED HELP. OUR GOVERNMENT HELPS EVERYBODY EXCEPT FOR WHO IT SHOULD HELP OUT.
HERE IS A LINK TO THE LIST OF NAMES OF SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN THAT DIED SO FAR IN THE WAR.
VOTE BELOW , BUSH DOING A GOOD JOB? SHOULD WE BE IN IRAQ ?
Takin from the New Orleans " Times-Picayune " News paper had reported as late as last
year that federal funding for improving and strengthening the levees had been diverted by the Bush administration into funding
the Iraq war. Work on the levees had to stop. We are now seeing the results. This was also posted in the Philadelphia Daily
news Sept 1, 2005