Friday, March 23, 2007

This would buy a lot of health care

The Congressional Research Service has issued a report for Congress: The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and other war on terror operations since 9/11.


That's billions. Soon to become a trillion if this keeps up.

(The link is to a 45-page PDF with lots of documentation. The CRS reports are not normally available to the public, but there is an ongoing effort to make them public info. Certain members post them and others collect them whenever found. Resourceshelf has an update on Congress' continuing reluctance to release them.)

(Added later:) Update: What has homeland security cost? from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Just covers 2001-2005, but shows huge increases, from $56 billion in 2001 to $99.5 billion in 2005.

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