If the Bush administration succeeds in its latest request for funding for the war in Iraq, the total cost would rise to $611.5 billion, according to the National Priorities Project, a nonprofit research group.
What would $611 billion buy?
With $611 billion, you could convert all cars in America to run on ethanol nine times over.
TheBudgetGraph.com estimates that converting the 136,568,083 registered cars in the United States to ethanol (conversion kits at $500) would cost $68.2 billion.
According to World Bank estimates, $54 billion a year would eliminate starvation and malnutrition globally by 2015, while $30 billion would provide a year of primary education for every child on earth.
At the upper range of those estimates, the $611 billion cost of the war could have fed and educated the world's poor for seven years.
....so. instead of eliminating hunger and pollution globally, we killed an estimated 83,783 iraqi civilians. i am not counting the death toll for american soldiers because if you're dumb enough to sign, you're dumb enough to die.
stop supporting the war. if you are in the military, go awol. wake up. change starts with our diseased heads.
or did you not read the part about tho shall not kill?
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Posted by ptownpixie at 12:39 PM