President Barack Obama made a trip to Afghanistan to put an exclamation point on the anniversary of the attack which resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden.
Air Force One costs about $180,000 per hour to operate. Just the travel from Joint Base Andrews just outside Washington, DC to Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan was about 26 hours round trip.
Just the cost of the plane up and back, then cost American taxpayers just under a half million dollars. As one reporter I talked to last night pointed out, "That doesn't even include the cost of the box lunches."