Looks like it was taken right off the top and in CASH. That money would go a long way to provide education assistance in the US…
US forces have fired so many bullets in Iraq and Afghanistan – an estimated 250,000 for every insurgent killed – that American ammunition-makers cannot keep up with demand.
I seem to remember that the total cost of these wars was promoted to be $50 billion and someone even lost their job for suggesting publicly that the cost would be $150 billion. Total cost to date $1.1 trillion, keep in mind that this is not funded so comes off the top… It also does not cover our other ‘War on Terror’ costs.
“I don’t think anyone is seriously talking about cutting war funding as a way of handling the deficit,” says Todd Harrison, a defense funding expert at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. But higher war costs “could hurt the base defense budget [and] the rest of the discretionary budget.”
BELLACIAO – 38 HIROSHIMAs HIDDEN: How’d The Army Do That? – Bob Nichols, Project Censored Award.