Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Cost of War

From Jeremy Funk, Americans United for Change:

Five years ago today, President Bush declared war on Iraq.

He went on TV and addressed the American people, saying:

The people of the United States and our friends and allies will not live at the mercy of an outlaw regime that threatens the peace with weapons of mass murder.

The American people have paid a terrible price for that statement:

In a matter of days, the U.S. military will likely suffer its 4,000th casualty from the war -- 4,000 brave young men and women who won't be coming home to their mothers or fathers, sons or daughters.

And while our troops overseas and their courageous families here at home have paid the highest price, every American has been impacted by the President's war.

With the half-trillion dollars that President Bush has already spent in Iraq, we could rebuild the Gulf Coast. We could fix our failing schools. We could give every child healthcare.

How much more are Americans willing to pay for President Bush's war in Iraq?

The cost of the war can't be measured merely in dollars. Click here to watch the Americans United for Change new YouTube video about the real cost of the five years of war:


Does anyone still doubt how we as a nation have been deceived? Can anyone legitimately justify the war and its expenses? How guilty are we for allowing this to continue?

1 comment:

courtney said...

a good article. People mainly argue the cost of war in dollar value, but not in casualties. but whats sad is that by the by the time the war is over, we will have paid between 2 and 3 trillion dollars. not to mention the interest it has cost america to borrow this money from other countries.