The War in Iraq Costs... and Counting =National Priorities
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Below is a running total of the U.S. taxpayer cost of the Iraq War. The number is based on Congressional appropriations. The War in Iraq Costs$237,691,251,306 See the cost in your community Or compare to the cost of: PRE-SCHOOL
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In April, 2003 an intergenerational team of Niko Matsakis of Boston, MA and Elias Vlanton of Takoma Park, MD created costofwar.com. After maintaining it on their own for the first year, they gave it to the National Priorities Project to contribute to their ongoing educational efforts.Wednesday, 01 February 2006
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