The $12 billion a month "burn rate" includes $10 billion for Iraq and almost $2 billion for Afghanistan, plus other minor costs. That's higher than Pentagon estimates earlier this year of $10 billion a month for both operations. Two years ago, the average monthly cost was about $8 billion.Now, if only the American government and other war loving countries use all that money to help the 8 million people dying each year because they are too poor to stay alive, we can finally make poverty history.
Among the reasons for the higher costs is the cost of repairing and replacing equipment worn out in harsh conditions or destroyed in combat.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
The war in Iraq and Afghanistan is costing the Americans a whopping US$12 billion a month! Crikey! From FOXNews.com:
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 8:19 PM
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