Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Better use for the money in my book!

The Institute for Policy Studies and Foreign Policy In Focus have a report on the price of the war in Iraq (PDF). The report details the human, security, economic and social costs of the war for all the stakeholders . Here is one item to note.

The $151.1 billion spent by the U.S. government on the war could have cut world hunger in half and covered HIV/AIDS medicine, childhood immunization and clean water and sanitation needs of the developing world for more than two years.

Ask yourself how much money we have spent destroying Iraq and how much more we are going to spend putting it back together again. Then cry.

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