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456 billon

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I am opposed to the IRAQ war. The Boston globe over the weekend put up a simple comparison of what the current price tag of the war, at 456$ billion once the current US spending bill is passed, could have bought otherwise. It’s simply staggering to think of how insane it all is.

“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 $456 billion cost of the war could have fed and educated the world’s poor for five and a half years.”
from Slide 9

See the slideshow here (image above from www.n24.de)

3 replies on “456 billon”

It’s pretty crazy…. We now have the wealth and power to make planet earth into a nice(er) place for everyone of us. All that is lacking is the will to do it.

I am hoping that we can come up with it.

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