What does $456 billion buy?

NPP Pressroom

The Boston Globe


While there is some disagreement on the idea of troop deadlines for US soldiers in Iraq, all sides seem to be on board with the amount included in the bill to fund the war. Including the $124.2 billion bill, the total cost of the Iraq war may reach $456 billion in September, according to the National Priorities Project, an organization that tracks public spending. The amount got us wondering: What would $456 billion buy?