For the cost of the war in Iraq malaria could have been eradicated on earth.
For the cost of the war in Iraq every starving child on earth could have been fed, for years and years.
For the cost of the war in Iraq every child with no school could have a school, a teacher, and textbooks for 12 years.
For the cost of the war in Iraq every homeless person could have received counseling, education, a room to live in, and a job.
For the cost of the war in Iraq every heroin addict could have received years of effective treatment.
For the cost of the war in Iraq the genocide in Darfur, Sudan could have been stopped.
The cost of the war in Iraq has been 700,000 (seven hundred thousand) lives.
The cost of the war in Iraq has been 2 million new refugees.
The cost of the war in Iraq has been a total loss of international reputation for the people of the United States and Britain, two of the wealthiest nations on Earth.
Perhaps that last cost is well deserved, nevertheless, how long must this disgusting betrayal of basic human principals go on?
The people of the United States and Britain have been hoodwinked by despicable leaders seeking only bloody revenge and oil. The truth is, most people in the United States have supported this war for the past four years. They could have demanded an end to it shortly after it started. Instead, the people of the U.S. have willingly paid for this wholesale slaughter out of their own pockets. They prefer to watch television rather than put a stop to their filthy war machine.
The Cost of War
It is 1939 all over again and the people of America do not care that their fascist leader is committing genocide. They simply want to be left alone to mindlessly watch stupid and often violent television programs and movies.