To the day, 10 years on from this article, costings which were disputed at the time;
CNN.com - What would war with Iraq cost? - Jan. 2, 2003
The White House is downplaying published reports of an estimated $50 billion to $60 billion price tag for a war with Iraq, saying it is "impossible" to estimate the cost at this time.Most recent estimate for Operation Iraqi Freedom; $806 billion.In September, [Mitch] Daniels disputed an estimate by Bush economic adviser Larry Lindsey -- who has since left the White House -- that war with Iraq could cost $200 billion.
Daniels said he believes Lindsey's estimate was "the upper end of a hypothetical," Duffy said
Doesn't, of course, include minor costs like veteran's healthcare and whatnot. Interesting to note this too;
Conrad also said that "despite this potential new expense, the Bush administration continues with its ill-fated economic policy of more tax cuts for the wealthy, bigger deficits for the American people and growing debt for our children and grandchildren."