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Iraq War Spending

Crony War: How Washington Fights Its Money Wars

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

America's post-9/11 conflicts have been wars of corruption, a point surprisingly seldom made in the mainstream media. Keep in mind that George W. Bush's administration was a monster of privatization.

Yes, We're Still Counting

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jan Herman

At the moment the cost of U.S. wars over the past nine years is closing in on $900 billion. Health care reform would cost an estimated $900 billion to $1 trillion over the next 10 years.

$50 Million for What?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

When congressional Democrats convened, on Monday, to authorize another $94.2 billion for war in Iraq, and Afghanistan, they rejected the president's r...

Army Official Fired For Refusing To Pay Questionable Contractor

The New York Times | James Risen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Army official who managed the Pentagon's largest contract in Iraq says he was ousted from his job when he refused to approve paying ...

Max Follmer

As Congress Caves On Iraq War Funding, '08 Dems Go Silent | Max Follmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Days after congressional Democrats signaled their intention to reverse course and provide President Bush with tens of billions in new Iraq war spendin...

Bush Wants Record-High $200 Billion For War In '08

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After smothering efforts by war critics in Congress to drastically cut U.S. troop levels in Iraq, President Bush plans to ask lawmakers next week to a...