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How much money was spent on the war in Iraq?



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Because of the uncertainty of the war in Iraq no positive figures are available and the closest figures are from the National Priorities Project and Amherst Mass. based group that tracks the impact of federal spending on local communities. The U.S. budget spent or allocated approx. $255 million per day or a slightly less than $1.8 billion a week. This includes military and non-military spending on certain things like reconstruction. Half a trillion dollars, more or less, but it seems no one knows for sure. It also depends on how it's counted.

-irving777 According to Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, the total cost comes to around $3 trillion. That includes taking care of wounded soldiers and losing the value of 4,000 dead people's labor permanently. This blog that could be done with that money, like buying every household in America a Toyota Prius and covering New Hampshire and Vermont entirely in gold:

It's hard to tell, but about 5,000 dollars are being spent per second... you do the math!


The cost of the Iraq and Afghanistand war was 758.6 billion from 2001 thru 2008