CLC Pricetag So Far: $123 Million
Also, on the Concerned Local Citizens front, it’s been clear for quite some time that we’ve been paying these tribal fighters and ex-insurgents not to fight us. But how much money have we spent, exactly, to date? That’s never been clear as far as I know, until today.
According to Adm. Gregory Smith and Col. Donald "Bits" Bacon of Multinational Force-Iraq, we’ve spent $123 million on the CLC program since it started in (roughly) the spring of 2007. I’ll be the first to admit I thought the CLC program would total way more than this. But what happens when the money runs out?