Azara Blog: Cost of the "war on terror" set to be almost a trillion dollars

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Date published: 2006/04/29

The BBC says:

The cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has soared and may now reach $811bn (£445bn), says a report by the Congressional Research Service.

It estimates that Congress has appropriated $368bn for the global war on terror, including both conflicts.

It says that if the current spending bill is approved, US war costs will reach $439bn, and it estimates that an extra $371bn may be needed by 2016.

And almost all of that money was spent for party political reasons, so that the Republicans (in particular Bush) could look tough on "terror" and the Democrats not. And the BBC fails to mention that much of that money has gone to line the pockets of friends of Bush and Cheney, in particular of Halliburton.

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