Monday, July 09, 2007

Wars Costing $12 Billion a Month

No drop in the bucket, this. Bushie's wars are the kiss of death for education, healthcare, social security -- you name it, you can kiss them all goodbye.

Andrew Taylor, MyWay News reports:
"The boost in troop levels in Iraq has increased the cost of war there and in Afghanistan to $12 billion a month, and the total for Iraq alone is nearing a half-trillion dollars, congressional analysts say.

All told, Congress has appropriated $610 billion in war-related money since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror assaults, roughly the same as the war in Vietnam. Iraq alone has cost $450 billion.

The figures come from the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, which provides research and analysis to lawmakers.

For the 2007 budget year, CRS says, the $166 billion appropriated to the Pentagon represents a 40 percent increase over 2006...."
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