The Cost of War


The combined cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as of December 3rd, 2009:

$938,559,297,471.

Enough money to pay for the health care of 269,705,508 Americans.

Enough money to send 141,481,138 Americans to college on a full one-year University scholarship.

Enough money to hire 19,764,579 public safety officers.

Enough money to hire 15,032,144 elementary school teachers.

Source: http://www.costofwar.com

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“We have all taken risks in the making of war. Isn’t it time that we should take risks to secure peace?”

J. Ramsay MacDonald

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Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1890-1969
34th President of the United States

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