posted on May, 26 2004 @ 11:52 PM
The price tag so far for the War on Terror is $191 Billion and growing. This does not inclued all of the costs incurred or even give an idea on what
the final costs maybe. The effect that this will have on the American economy remain to be seen.
“If you need to spend money to defend the country, you better doggone well do it,” Rep. David Obey of Wisconsin, a high-ranking Democrat, said in a
recent interview. “But the idea we’re reducing the terrorist threat with what we’re doing in Iraq is preposterous.”
Taken together, the $191 billion is more than double the $84 billion, in today’s dollars, that the country spent for the 1991 Persian Gulf War.
American taxpayers had to bear only $4.7 billion of that amount because of contributions and repayments by allied nations.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
$1 billion here, $10 billion there and pretty soon your starting to talk about some real money being spent. The big question still remains though, are
we getting our monies worth, and what will be the true cost to us all.
[Edited on 5-27-2004 by Valhall]