[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6lJjFPNv1s]Rove claims Bush administration never said Iraqi oil would help pay for war - YouTube[/ame] Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer White House Press Secretary MR. FLEISCHER: Well, the reconstruction costs remain a very -- an issue for the future. And Iraq, unlike Afghanistan, is a rather wealthy country. Iraq has tremendous resources that belong to the Iraqi people. And so there are a variety of means that Iraq has to be able to shoulder much of the burden for their own reconstruction. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/30/world/middleeast/30reconstruct.html?pagewanted=all Audit Finds U.S. Hid Actual Cost of Iraq Projects Security Costs Slow Iraq Reconstruction The final bill will run at least $3.7 trillion and could reach as high as $4.4 trillion, according to the research project "Costs of War" by Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies. Cost of war at least $3.7 trillion and counting | Reuters They don't even talk about the tens of thousands maimed that will cost trillions more going forward. Is it any wonder Obama's budget is ballooning when Republicans handed him expensive mess. Remember, those OH SO patriotic Bush and the Republicans HID the cost of the wars from the American People. Now they say it's Obama's. US and Allied Wounded | Costs of War This may not cost even as much as the other two Republican catastrophe's they passed through reconciliation when they had majorities in both houses and the presidency. Democrats were powerless to stop them. And now, they blame it all on Obama. We'll have to outline the other two disasters the way we did this one.