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?