How Much Did the Iraq War Cost the United States (2003—2011)?
US Loses Money, Big Oil Wins, but Gains Little:— The Iraq war cost the American taxpayer between $4 trillion dollars to $6 trillion dollars. USAID administrator Andrew Nastios, who worked for the George W. Bush regime estimated the cost of the war in 2003 at $1.7 billion dollars. Other officials said the war would cost the Americans nothing, that it would be "free"; and the Iraqi oil would pay for the American war against Islam there. Stephen Friendman, who worked for the same regime; serving the national economic council director, was forced to quit, and then fired for estimating the cost at between $100 billion dollars to $200 billion dollars in 2002. The US borrowed $2 trillion dollars for both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, with interest alone costing $260 billion dollars. The debt also contributed to 20% of the entire US national debt between 2001 and 2012. In terms of the medical costs, at least 1,560,000 former US soldiers required medical treatment and benefit costs after the war, representing 56% of all US soldiers who terrorised Iraq and Afghanistan; a total of 3.7 million invaded both countries. At least 250,000 of them were affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI). The rate of suicide also boomed amongst American veterens. Around 6,500 American soldiers also killed themselves in 2012 alone. The Veteren's Budget rose from $61.4 billion dollars to $140 billion dollars per year from 2001 to 2013. Medical care and disability benefits will also cost $856 billion dollars in the next few decades from 2014 alone. Over 40 oil companies bid for Iraqi oil at it's end; but only US companies got the no-bid contracts.