Hidden Costs of Iraq War
From AlterNet. Be sure to watch the video:
The McLaughlin Group started out their Sunday program with a segment on the hidden costs of the war in Iraq.
They report that the current costs of the war are $1.5 billion a week. However, this number does not include $400 million a week in ancillary costs. So, that brings the total cost to a staggering $1.9 billion per week or $7.6 billion a month.
Newsweek's Eleanor Clift devastatingly sums up the segment by saying:
"This president has hidden the cost of this war... and this president cuts taxes and the top 1% and the Halliburtons of the world party on...while...people pay an extraordinary burden."