The LA Times reports that President George w. Bush is about to ask congress to authorize $200-billion to fund his Middle East wars for 2008. That funding relates to direct costs, not the actual costs resulting from Bush's folly which are substantially higher.
Someone is making out like a bandit on this war. The Times pointed out that the costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been increasing dramatically with every passing year: In 2004, the two conflicts together cost $94 billion; in 2005, they cost $108 billion; in 2006, $122 billion.
Let's face it. It ain't cheap to lose two wars at once.