TIM MAK – The final bill for U.S. military involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan could be as high as $4.4 trillion, according to a comprehensive new report.
CRAIG CLINE – Iâ€™m a â€œbaby boomerâ€ — one of about 76 million American children born during the demographic post-World War II baby boom — between the years of 1946 and 1964. If youâ€™re a baby boomer, too, this message is especially for you. We have patriotic work to doâ€¦ again.
NATIONAL PRIORITIES PROJECT — National Priorities Project’s Cost of War counter http://www.costofwar.com/, designed to count the total money appropriated for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, will reach the $1 trillion mark on May 30 at approximately 10:06 a.m. (regardless of time zone).
DEMOCRACY NOW: Amy Goodman: Final question, the antiwar movement â€” what do you think â€” and you end your primer, Ending the U.S. War in Afghanistan, with this â€” what do you think the antiwar movement needs to do?
Congress has appropriated another $84.8 billion for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for the remainder of the 2009 fiscal year ending September 30, 2009. The Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2009, signed into law by President Obama on June 24, 2009, allocates $45.5 billion for war-related actions in Iraq and $39.4 billion to Afghanistan .