Friday, February 02, 2007

Iraq War Cost

In Blood...

MR. RUSSERT: If your analysis is not correct, and we’re not treated as liberators, but as conquerors, and the Iraqis begin to resist, particularly in Baghdad, do you think the American people are prepared for a long, costly, and bloody battle with significant American casualties?
VICE PRES. CHENEY: "Well, I don’t think it’s likely to unfold that way, Tim, because I really do believe that we will be greeted as liberators.

US casualties: 0

"In Iraq, no doubt about it, it's tough. It's hard work. It's incredibly hard. You know why? Because an enemy realizes the stakes. ...We've got a plan in place. "

US casualties: ~1000+

Over 30 percent of the Iraqi troops are in the lead on these offensive operations. We've got troops embedded with them, and that's an important part of the training mission,"

US casualties: ~1900+

Absolutely, we're winning

US casualties: ~2900+

And in Treasure...

Rumsfeld: Well, the Office of Management and Budget, has come up come up with a number that's something under $50 billion for the cost...

In December, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences estimated that a prolonged war that sparks a U.S. recession could cost the United States $1.9 trillion over the coming decade.

The Cost of Iraq War calculator is set to reach $378 billion March 31, 2007, halfway through fiscal year 2007...