Martin C. Evans

War’s price tag

In Uncategorized on March 22, 2010 at 1:46 pm

With the war in Iraq having passed the seven year mark last week, some may wonder what it has cost the U.S. treasury?

The answer?

$747.3 billion, according to the National Priorities Project, a fiscal watchdog group.

Combined with the ongoing war with Afghanistan, the U.S. has spent more than $1 trillion on combat since 2001.

How much is a trillion dollars? Well, if you spent a million dollars EVERY DAY since the year Jesus was said to have been born, you would still have more than $250 BILLION to spend, or a quarter of what you started with.

Or put another way, we have spent enough money to run the entire state university systems in both New York (64 colleges) and California for about 40 years.

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