Here are some disturbing statistics on the cost of the Iraq war. Even more disturbing is what we could be doing with this money.

The Real cost of the Iraq War

The Real Cost to the Living

In 2006, the US had set aside
315 billion dollars for the Iraqi and the Afghanistan wars, but the
cost of the Iraqi war alone has since been estimated at about 3
trillion US dollars or 1.5 trillion British pounds.

What could this money be spent on instead of the war

  • $3 trillion would provide clean drinking water for every last individual who needs it
  • Totally eradicate world poverty
  • Buy gas for every driver in the US for 10 years
  • Educate, house and feed every last Aids orphaned child in Africa for 10 years
  • Provide Primary education for every child on earth
  • Provide free medical care for 16 million Americans (money spent on the war each day)

It is estimated that The war is costing $720 million a day or $500,000
a minute, according to an analysis of the work of Nobel Prize-winning
economist Joseph E. Stiglitz and Harvard public finance lecturer Linda
J. Bilmes

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  • Send 43 million students to a [sic] University in England
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