The Trial of Saddam Hussein and The Fallout of The War

The Trial of Saddam Hussein


The fallout in the Middle East from the regime change in Iraq

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The Cost of The Occupation

Aside from the ongoing loss of civilian and military lives, the continuing occupation of Iraq is also having a devastating impact on the finances of the USA.

According to congressional analysts, the eventual total cost of the Iraq war and the occupation could be as high as $ 1.5 trillion (that's TRILLION not BILLION!).

This cost does not include the cost of rebuilding Iraq's shattered infrastructure.

The occupation phase of the Iraq war is costing the United States $1,538 a second, or $92,333 a minute, or $5,540,000 an hour.

Despite that, McCain (were he to become president) wants to keep troops there for up to 100 years.

How does he intend to pay for this?

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