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Friday, December 08, 2006

The cost of war

The BBC report that a breakdown of Ministry of Defence figures reveals that the cost of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan will be £1.4bn this year - more than £3.8m a day. The war in Iraq is taking up £2.36m a day, or £860m a year, while that in Afghanistan is costing £1.48m a day, coming to £540m during 2006. The figures do not include salaries, which would be paid to soldiers anyway:
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