Cost of the Iraq War (so far)

A few months ago Bush said over 30,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed since the U.S. occupation began.  We also know a few thousand American have sacrificed their lives along with thousands of people from other countries.  Now the American taxpayer is learning more about other costs, such as the number of dollars being added to the already massive budget deficit.  Here it is, from "WASHINGTON (Dec. 14) – The Pentagon is in the early stages of drafting a wartime request for up to $100 billion more for Iraq and Afghanistan, lawmakers say, a figure that would push spending related to the wars toward a staggering half-trillion dollars