The meter's still running

Although the Iraq war is supposedly over—at least the U.S. portion of it—taxpayers keep paying for it.

The last time we checked, the Iraq war had cost the U.S. $799,718,239,000 (“Now that the war is ‘over'”, RN&R, Dec. 29. 2011). Today that figure is $814,086,482,000, according to the National Priorities Project.

The cost to Reno taxpayers for the war so far is $676,862,107, and the amount is still rising. According to NPP, the cost to all Renoites for the war each hour is $685.