Associated Press reports:
WASHINGTON – The war in Iraq has cost almost $300 billion so far and would total almost a half-trillion dollars even if all U.S. troops were withdrawn by the end of 2009, according to a Congressional Budget Office analysis released Thursday.
Dutch site nieuws.nl reminds us:
Lawrence Lindsey, former economic adviser to the White House, had originally estimated costs between 100 and 200 billion dollars.
Other government officials thought his cost estimate was too high, and Lindsey lost his job.