Wednesday, July 11, 2007

And the moron warmongers said the war would pay for itself . . .

U.S. has spent $610 bln on wars since 9/11

WASHINGTON, July 9 (Xinhua) -- The United States has spent 610 billion dollars on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and on protecting its bases worldwide since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a report released by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) on Monday said.

The Bush administration spends on the average 12 billion dollars a month on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the report by the CRS, an independence research agency that provides research and analysis to lawmakers.

Ten of the 12 billion dollars is spent for Iraq and nearly 2 billion dollars for Afghanistan, plus other minor costs. So far Iraq has accounted for 450 billion dollars, and in fiscal year 2007 alone, about 165.8 billion dollars has been spent on Iraq, a rise of 40 percent from last year.

If the administration's war funding requests for fiscal 2008 were granted in full, the total war spending would rise to 758 billion dollars, with 567 billion dollars spent on Iraq, according to the report.

The report forecast a total of 1.4 trillion dollars on the war on terrorism by 2017.

Original article posted here.

1 comment:

Ducky's here said...

Mother Courage is loving this shit.

I think we have to wait for the September "progress" report before this finally starts winding down. I have to believe the Senate will vote to start the withdrawal.

It seems that the only tactic Chucklenuts has for his defense is to have Chertoff run around screaming al-Qaeda is coming.

The clown car administration is strictly down to seeds and stems.