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Bush Lays Out Initial Costs of War

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Bush Lays Out Initial Costs of War

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Bush Lays Out Initial Costs of War

Bush Lays Out Initial Costs of War

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President Bush asks congressial leaders for $75 billion to cover the cost of war in Iraq and increased security measures in the United States. Of that amount, $63 billion is earmarked for the war — a figure the White House says assumes one month of combat. NPR's Mara Liasson reports.