"or raising taxes, which every Republican in Congress would rather drink arsenic than do."From an article in Forbes: The Cost Of War by Bruce Bartlett. Another tidbit from the same article:
"According to OMB director Peter Orszag, it costs about $1 million per year per soldier in the field,"I read somewhere else that one gallon of diesel fuel delivered to a US military vehicle in the field in Afghanistan costs $400. I don't know who's doing the counting, but even with your typical military cost overruns that sounds a tad high. On the other hand, it is an expedition. You have to bring everything with you: vehicles, housing, food, people, not to mention munitions.