How much did the war in Iraq contribute to the deficit
September 1, 2010 8:25 AM Subscribe
How much did the Iraq war actually cost with regards adding to the deficit?
posted by zeoslap to law & government (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So I saw a quote that over $1 trillion dollars was spent fighting the war in Iraq, and our deficit stands at $1.7 trillion but I doubt our debt would be $0.7T had we not fought the war (as a lot of that money was paid to US companies who paid taxes etc) so what kind of number are we looking at with regards the wars impact on the deficit?