Source for this claim please? Seems you are lumping in ALL the war appropriations and blaming it all on Iraq. That is intellectually dishonest.
The US Military saved us 1 Billion dollars!
It’s hard to find accurate figures for obvious reasons - much of the budget is reappropriated down the line, part of emergency spending or classified.
From what I’ve read, the war cost somewhere between $3-7 billion. The occupation/counterinsurgency is pushing $166 billion in mostly supplemental appropriations, but that isn’t taking into account reconstruction costs.
Honestly, it’s a mess. I’ve tried to research a figure for myself, but it is an accounting nightmare.
the current cost of the war in Iraq, to date, has been over 450 Billion $$$.
That is the amount in the supplementals thus granted, and does not include the Pentagon budget
Bush is requesting $189 billion in 2008
He's a libertarian.
huh? how am i being intellectually dishonest?