Thursday, June 30, 2011

Bush and Obama's wars will cost the American people $3.2 to $4.0 trillion dollars

Nearly 10 years after the declaration of the War on Terror, the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan have killed at least 225,000 people, including men and women in uniform, contractors, and civilians. The wars will cost Americans between $3.2 and $4 trillion, including medical care and disability for current and future war veterans, according to a new report by the Eisenhower Research Project at the Watson Institute. If these wars continue, they are on track to require at least another $450 billion in Pentagon spending by 2020.

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The project has posted its extensive findings, graphically illustrated, at costsofwar.org, to spur public debate about America at war.

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