Iraqi occupation costs high for US
The occupation in Iraq cost 797 billion USD for the United States.
The report prepared by private investigator Stuart Bowen, who examined the US expenses spent for reconstruction of Iraq after the war, showed that the cost of the occupation was 797 billion USD. However, according to Market Watch website, total cost of the war for the US directly or indirectly was four trillion USD.
Among the indirect costs, there are expenses of military bases in Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain, fees of special security companies protecting US properties in Iraq, and treatment expenses for more than 32,000 injured US soldiers.
Bowen's report says US spent 60 billion USD for reconstruction of Iraq since 2003.
The occupation started on March 20, 2003.
Saturday, March 16, 2013