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Q: Iraq War Expenditures ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Iraq War Expenditures
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: traderjohn-ga
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Posted: 05 Aug 2006 20:17 PDT
Expires: 04 Sep 2006 20:17 PDT
Question ID: 753008
How much has the US government spent on the Iraq War?
Subject: Re: Iraq War Expenditures
Answered By: tisme-ga on 05 Aug 2006 20:38 PDT
The number (based on congressional appropriations) is available here:

At the time of posting this answer, it was $301,495,318,834 and climbing.

For details on how they came up with this number, see here:

A report published by John P. Murtha (member of Congress from
Pennsylvania) that is fairly recent is also available here:

From that source: "We are spending $8 billion a month in Iraq. That
equates to $2 billion a week, or $267 million a day, or $11 million an

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Subject: Re: Iraq War Expenditures
From: qed100-ga on 07 Aug 2006 13:55 PDT
We can finance the exploration of a new planet each & every week- or
we can indulge  indefinitely in a dead-end war.

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