The war in Afghanistan has now lasted 3011 days. My previous calculation for the 3000 day mark was mistaken, as it neglected two leap years.
After 2010 money has been appropriated, the United States will have spent $325 billion since the war began in 2001. That means the war has cost the average taxpayer $2,298.80.
The 30,000 troop surge, alone, costs the United States $57,000 per minute. I will be very impressed if someone can demonstrate to me how we are getting a worthwhile return on our investment.