[One quick war crimes trial — 9/11, Cheney’s Fort Detrick anthrax attacks, Iraq, Abu Ghraib, Afghanistan, Bagram, etc. — and guilty verdict will put an end to that particular taxpayer drain.] 25 Mar 2013 The Congressional Research Service has released a study on salaries and benefits that former commander-in-chiefs collected during the 2012 fiscal year. The allowances, however, are far from uniform. Former president [sic] George W. Bush received the most –about $1.3 million. That includes a “suitable office space, appropriately furnished and quipped,” travel funds, personnel compensation, mail privileges, office supplies, and Secret Service protection.