The war in Iraq is now costing more than Vietnam per month in constant dollars.
The invasion's "shock and awe" of high-tech laser-guided bombs, cruise missiles and stealth aircraft has long faded, but the costs of even those early months are just coming into view as the military confronts equipment repair and rebuilding costs it has avoided and procurement costs it never expected.
Huh? They "never expected" to have to repair or replace all those gadgets that were designed for use in war zones? Who are these idiots?