“When Bush says we will stay the course in Iraq, he’s really saying that we will stay in Iraq as long as his corporate friends can make money off the place. Robbing our tax dollars”.
From Associated Press:
Report: War Costing US $12B a Month
The boost in troop levels in Iraq has increased the cost of war there and in Afghanistan to $12 billion a month, and the total for Iraq alone is nearing a half-trillion dollars, congressional analysts say.
See also here.
War and oil: here.