What is this ‘Iraq war’ charge on my bill?

I learned today that the Iraq war has cost over $16,500 per family in America. Of course I didn’t learn that from the mainstream US news outlet. It was on Aljazeera channel. After that was on there was a special on how the CIA intervened in the 60s and colluded with the Iranian media to overthrow the democratically elected leader and install a dictator who would do evil things for years to come.

There will likely be a “watered down” version of Aljazeera on US cable sometime soon.