Mind-boggling Iraq war tab

Mind-boggling Iraq war tab.
Read about those Pentagon estimates that suggest the war in Iraq is
costing $4 billion a month? Well, add another 50 percent to arrive at
the real price tag. That, according to UPI, which reports
the permanent war in Iraq is costing the U.S. just under $6 billion
every month, or $200 million each day. Relying on information provided
by top military generals, UPI reports that the Army alone is spending
$4.7 billion a month, “while the Air Force is spending $800 million a
month transporting soldiers and flying combat missions. The Marine
Corps is spending $300 million a month, the four service chiefs told
the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday. Since 2003, the Pentagon
has received some $160 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in
supplemental funding — that is, in addition to its annual budget. It
will be requesting another multibillion-dollar supplement early next
year to cover the continuing cost of the war.” [Salon.com]

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