Democrats say $1.8 trillion spent on Iraq, Afghan wars





United States Democrats say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost nearly $1.8 trillion - double the amount the Bush Administration has claimed.

The figure includes what the Democrats say are the hidden costs of higher oil prices and the long-term health care of wounded soldiers.

The US Congress is gearing up for yet another war funding showdown with the Bush Administration, just as the US military begins winding back the so-called troop surge in Iraq.



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