|The report details the high hidden economic costs of the war in Iraq beyond the direct budgetary appropriations, including interest costs of borrowing these funds, lost investment, long term veteran 's health care, and oil market disruptions.The potential future impact on the family of four skyrockets to $36,900 for Iraq and
$46,400 for Iraq and Afghanistan from 2002 to 2017.
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