Iraq, Afghanistan More Expensive than Vietnam / News / News agency Inforos
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Iraq, Afghanistan More Expensive than Vietnam

The Bush Administration is to press Congress for $100 billion in additional funds for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars for fiscal 2007… On Monday, U.S. President George Bush is to send to Congress his spending plan for the next budget year. America’s defense spending will include the Pentagon’s regular budget of $481 billion plus another $295 for Iraq and Afghanistan for the next three years, Vedomosti reports.

White House budget director Rob Portman confirmed that Bush will ask Congress for $100 billion more for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars for fiscal year 2007; he will seek another $145 billion in 2008 and $50 billion in 2009.

Therefore, the U.S. spending on Iraq and Afghanistan will total $800 for 2003-2009, which will exceed even the Vietnam War budget.
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