Posted by | February 15, 2011 14:52 | Filed under: Top Stories

The cost of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will cost $117.8 billion, including $107.3 billion for Afghanistan.

The budget for Afghanistan and Iraq includes $79.2 billion for operations, $10.1 billion to counter the threat posed by homemade bombs — the main killer of NATO-led troops in the war.

Some $11.9 billion is devoted to repairing and replacing equipment lost or damaged and $12.8 billion for training and arming Afghan security forces, who are supposed to gradually take over security duties between now and 2015.

When so-called budget hawks complain about the deficit, let’s remind them we can’t get out of these countries fast enough.

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By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.