"Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!"
-Homer J. Simpson

Sunday, September 10, 2006

The Multiple Costs of the "War on Terror"

Last year there was a report that the War on Terror was costing the US about 7 billion per month and we now know that the cost of Iraq alone has gone over 300 billion.

But the REAL cost of the War on Terror has been 62,000 deaths and 4.5 million refugees. There are estimates that the death toll could reach 180,000

the number of troops who have been killed are as follows:
US Troops killed in Afghanistan: 333
Coalition Troops killed : 232
US Troops killed in Iraq: : 2667

What has the US gotten for this price?

  • An ABC News poll said 38 percent think the government is doing all it can to prevent another terrorist attack, while 60 percent say it is not.
  • The US government is running a $260 billion deficit
  • The costs are continuing to skyrocket, as this clock points out
And this is effort that Prime Minister Harper want us to contribute to?

No thanks