How much does the Iraq war cost?

MSNBC says it could approach $1 trillion (and this was last March).

One organization says $363 billion and climbling (a figure backed up by this other site).

Another organization says $151 billion (but as of when?).

This site lists the costs of U.S. wars for comparison (at the bottom of the page). If we go with the $363 billion figure, then the current Iraq war is second only to World War II.

(Of course, the true cost includes an accounting of the dead, wounded, and human misery. In this case, we’re only talking about billions of dollar bills.)

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