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Democrats Warn of Skyrocketing Costs in Iraq

House Democrats release an analysis suggesting that at best, the cost of military operations in Iraq will add $179 billion to the federal deficit over the next decade. Meanwhile, Republicans vow to approve President Bush's $87 billion funding request for Iraq. Both parties call on the White House to be more upfront about expected Iraq-related costs. Hear NPR's Andrea Seabrook.

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Andrea Seabrook covers Capitol Hill as NPR's Congressional Correspondent.

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