Cost Of War

Jeremy McCollum
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I came across a cool website ( that does a realtime estimate of the cost of the Iraq war. You can even narrow the cost calculator down to your state or city. (calculated by a population ratio)

Right now it says the national cost of the war is just shy of $220 billion dollars.

Cost for New Mexico is $740 million.

Cost for Albuquerque is $205 million.

The site also figures what else could have been done with the money…

Instead of the war in Iraq, we could have fully funded global anti-hunger efforts for 9 years, we could have built 1,978,538 additional housing units for the homeless or we could have hired 3,808,095 additional public school teachers for one year.

Visit the National Priorities Project website and calculators here

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