Currently it is costing the United States between $10 and $12 billion a month to keep occupation forces in Iraq. It is impossible to project future costs. Costs to date are apx $674,283,800,000. The cost in lives is somewhere around 100,000 civilians, and over 4500 American service men and women. Meanwhile our infrastructure continues to crumble, our schools are failing, and we pour more and more money into this quagmire.