Osama's Head Cost US over USD 2,000 B

World | May 5, 2011, Thursday // 11:58|  views

Pakistani farmers work in the feilds behind the sealed compound (background) in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on 05 May 2011, in which Osama bin Laden has been killed. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Osama bin Laden, Al Qaeda's killed founder and leader, directly cost the US taxpayers more than USD 2,000 B.

This has been shown by a Financial Times estimate, which assumes that the 9/11 attacks would not have happened without bin Laden, and that the Afghanistan and Iraq wars would not have happened without 9/11'. The indirect cost might be much higher, it points out.

The US Congress had appropriated USD 1,283 B since 2001 on top of its usual military expenditure without adjusting for inflation and debt interest, according to the Congressional Research Service, Capitol Hill's non-partisan think-tank .

An additional USD 690 B has been spent on extra homeland security expenditure between 2002 and 2011, and passenger delays from extra screening and other indirect costs adding another USD 417 B.

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