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Monday, June 20, 2005

A Generational Committment?

Via Raw Story I found this interest tidbit: U.S. spending on Iraq may soon surpass Korean War budget
Lawmakers in the United States were scheduled to vote on Monday to approve $45 billion US in additional funding for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, making the recent Middle East foray more expensive than the entire Korean War.

Since the Sept. 11 attacks, Congress has approved $350 billion, mostly for combat and reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The amount, which includes $82 billion approved last month, is equal to the total amount in today's dollars spent on the Korean conflict from 1950-53.

In Iraqi, currently there are no metrics for success, but for most people they understand the metrics of their bank account will soon starting questioning what benefits they're actually are getting.