Wonkette had a good post about how the cost of the war in Iraq had nearly eclipsed the spending for the Vietnam and Korean War's, adjusted for inflation of course.
Korean War $690 Billion
Vietnam $650 Billion
Iraq / Afghanistan $600 Billion
According to the Congressional Resource Service and as quoted in the Jan 11, 2006 Pioneer Press, the US spent:
$32.6 Billion in FY 01-02, including $2.5 Billion on Iraq before the 2003 invasion. That raises some curiosities with me!
We spent $2.5 Billion in FY 01-02 for a war in Iraq before it happened? What?
$75.5 Billion in FY 03
$96.3 Billion in FY 04
$107.5 Billion in FY 05
$122.2 Billion in FY 06
With $70 Billion already approved for FY 07.
What could we have done as a nation with more than half a trillion dollars?
While this is what has been spent on the war in Iraq, the true cost of this war is in the 3000 families that have lost a father, son, daughter, uncle or friend.
$750 million paid in Soliders life insurance benefits alone...