Cost of Iraq and Afghanistan could reach $4 trillion

That is an obscene amount of money. It’s also the sum of money the President offered to recoup with his deficit reduction plan. We wouldn’t even need a deficit reduction plan had George Bush not gotten us into these wars (though, I will say I thought Afghanistan was necessary – Iraq, not so much).

HuffPost:

The United States will have spent a total of $3.7 trillion on wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, costing 225,000 lives and creating 7.8 million refugees, by the time the conflicts end, according to a report released on Wednesday by Brown University.

The report estimates the U.S. government has already spent between $2.3 trillion to $2.7 trillion…


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