Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Washington has now spent twice as much on the Iraq War than what the experts first predicted it would cost before the 2003 invasion. Washington has spent $100 billion. The first Gulf War only cost $80 billion. The counter to the right shows roughly $150 billion in war costs. That's based on how much Congress has put aside for the war to date. We haven't spent all that money yet. But the administration plans to ask for $70 - $100 billion more right after the new year.
The higher price is the 1,299 Americans killed in Iraq in the war. More than 1,000 of those are combat deaths. (CBS) [Photo Credit: Washington Monument Reflected In Vietnam Memorial by Terry Turner]