2008 under Bush it was 482 + 141 for the Iraq/Afghan war... which is 623 BILLION... but it doesn't include Homeland security which gets 48 BILLION 48 BILLION for home land security to include * Allows the Pentagon to block the release of photos that show the abuse of prisoners. * Includes $60 million to help states improve drivers-license security standards under the REAL ID program. * Includes $266.7 million in earmarks for lawmakers' pet projects in their home districts. or 133 BILLION for Veteran Affairs and Construction.. meaning, he is more than happy to use US Military might and spending to impress/dictate to/intimidate the world as he claimed Bush was doing, but its OK because HE is doing it. So not only does he keep just doing everything he said he would not be goes and spends even more money doing it.