Monday, January 28, 2008

The cost of modern war: $2,800 a second

The cheapest ingredient of modern warfare


Reuters is reporting that the US administration will put in a bid for $70 billion to finance the cost of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan for part of 2009. Its report says in passing that the Congressional Budget Office reckons that $440bn has been spent on operations in Iraq so far. After some quick maths I think that works out at $2,848 per second since the invasion.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but the good side of the cost: we have sent thousands of ragheads to their virgins and to meet allah.

Dennis Tedder

mohammad said...

i find it highly inapropraite of you to have refered to people who are fighting to get their land back like this..