Saturday, September 29, 2007

The cost of the war

This staggers the imagination:

Based on the work of Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz and Harvard public finance lecturer Linda J. Bilmes, the American Friends Service Committee AFSC) recently determined that the Iraq war costs $720 million per day, $500,000 per minute - enough to provide homes for nearly 6,500 families, or health care for 423,529 children in just one day.

It's from an article in The Nation called "Ending War for Profit" by Katrina Vanden Heuvel.

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