Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Iraq War Spending vs. Defecit Spending Without War

The CBO has a new set  of numbers that tell a different story than the one the White House is telling.

CBO: Eight Years of Iraq War Cost Less Than Stimulus Act 

According to CBO numbers in its Budget and Economic Outlook published this month, the cost of Operation Iraqi Freedom was $709 billion for military and related activities, including training of Iraqi forces and diplomatic operations.
The projected cost of the stimulus, which passed in February 2009, and is expected to have a shelf life of two years, was $862 billion. MORE

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