The Cost Of The War

From this story:

“With $166 billion spent or requested, Bush’s war spending in 2003 and 2004 already exceeds the inflation-adjusted costs of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish American War and the Persian Gulf War combined, according to a study by Yale University economist William D. Nordhaus. The Iraq war approaches the $191 billion inflation-adjusted cost of World War I.”

Just to keep things in perspective.

Yes, that’s inflation-adjusted costs.

And one more thing, from the story:

“In the president’s speech last night, there was a glaring omission,” said Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.). “While he fully funded the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, he failed to talk about anything that would beef up homeland security at home, such as making our airlines, ports, nuclear power systems and the like more secure.”