The Iraq war cost each American taxpayer $8 thousand

The war in Iraq has cost the United States nearly $2 trillion, roughly $8,000 for every U.S. taxpayer.

According to the analysis and the January report of the project The Cost of Wars, this amount includes the increase in base budget funding from the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for international development (USAID), bonuses for re-call, the health care costs for veterans of the military actions, as well as accrued interest.

Excluding war taxes and war bonds direct military expenses of the Pentagon on the war after September 11 have led to interest payments of approximately $444 billion, according to the report.

The author of the report warns that even if the fighting stops today, and the trump come out of the «Global war on terror», these cumulative interest payments will continue to grow, and the existing military debt will grow to $6.5 trillion by 2050.

«For the last 18 years the American government financed the war by borrowing, not by alternative means, such as raising taxes or issue war bonds,» writes Heidi Peltier, author of the report.

In 2007, the congressional Budget office calculated that the cost of military involvement of America in Iraq and Afghanistan will exceed $2.4 trillion by 2017, of which $1.9 billion will be spent on Iraq.

The President , Donald trump continues to promise the reduction of US involvement in «endless war» in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

However, in recent months in the middle East region introduced additional troops to protect U.S. bases after the assassination of Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad.