Saturday, January 26, 2008

Cost of War: Priceless

This video, from the American Friends Service Committee, describes the Cost of War:

The estimated cost of the first four years of the Iraq War is $1 trillion.

For what we have spent for just ONE DAY of the Iraq War, we could have funded:

  • 95,364 Head Start Places for Children or
  • 12,478 Elementary School Teachers or
  • 163,525 People with Health Care or
  • 34,904 Four Year College Scholarships or
  • 6,482 Families with Homes
As AFSC asks: The Iraq war costs $720 million per day. How would you spend it?

Of course, beyond the financial aspect, the cost is incalculable. The lost lives and untold injuries. Over 3,900 American deaths and 28,900 wounded. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have died since the U.S. invasion and 4 million have fled their homes.

All for a lie.

The cost? Priceless.

As the AFSC puts it: Not one more death, not one more dollar.

Sign the DEFUND/REFUND Petition and spread the word.

(Via Fact-esque)

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