America's #1 Balance Bike Destination

America's #1 Balance Bike Destination
America's #1 Balance Bike Destination

11 January 2007

Cost of Iraq Invasion: $357,000,000,000

Video: War's cost to taxpayer
The equivalent of $1190 cash from every man, woman and child in the USA. This averages:
$7.76 billion per month for the past 46 months
$258 million per day...
$10.8 million per hour..
$180 thousand per minute..
$3 thousand per second.
I wonder how many families living in poverty could have been fed, clothed and sheltered with this money.. How many who can't afford life-sustaining prescription drugs could have been saved or comforted? How many kids who can't afford college could have completed a four year degree at an Ivy League School? (2,380,000 graduates at a cost of $150,000 each, double that for a good state school)
These figures have the potential to DOUBLE when one considers the depreciation and replacement cost of our over-extended military's hardware and equipment..


Ardent said...

Murat, this pessimistic comment makes the war seem so glum.

Think positive like the right-wingers. Dick Cheney and Haliburton have made billions. All the American companies supplying military equipment to the region have made billions. According to George Galloway $8.8 billion of Iraqi wealth has gone missing, someone on Capital Hill must be smiling. Do you think that all the Oil that is pumped from Iraq is metered? I could be wrong here but I’m sure the Isreali lobby would be giving unimaginable kick backs to Republican Administration for taking the initiative to support their military defense. What a lovely world we live in.

Murat Altinbasak said...

The only thing used in metered doses over in Iraq is logic, reason and compassion.. Let's send 20,000 Turkish troops into Northern Iraq! The 'Kurdish' army will be deployed in Baghdad I hear.