Friday, April 10, 2009

The Cost Of War

According to The New York Daily News, yesterday President Obama asked Congress for another $83.4 billion to fund the wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. The news source states that the President claims that: "This is the last planned war supplemental [budget]...All future war money requests [will] be part of the overall budget processes."

Statistics state that since 9/11/01, $822.1 billion has been spent on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. $188 billion was reportedly spent on wars in 2008; and the new money being allocated for wars will bring this year's total to $150 billion so far.

[SIDEBAR: This above stated figures just reflect the monetary costs. This in no way tallies the lost of lives, and the other repercussions of war...When will this stop???]

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