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On Friday, the Senate voted to spend another $50 billion on the war in Iraq. Here are some facts about the war thus far:

U.S. military budget for 2005: $420.7 billion

Money spent on military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11: $390 billion

Combined Chinese and Russian military budget for 2005: $134.2 billion

Combined budget of ?rogue? states (Cuba, Iran, Iraq, N. Korea, Libya, Sudan, and Syria) for 2005: $13 billion

U.S. military budget as percentage of the 2005 total budget: 51 percent