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The Hidden Cost of War
October 9, 2008, 4:40 am
Filed under: Get Activist

A brilliant piece of information design. A Good project

In 2003, Donald Rumsfeld estimated a war with Iraq would cost $60 billion. Five years later, the cost of Iraq war operations is more than 10 times that estimate. So what’s behind the ballooning figures? Joseph E. Stiglitz and Linda J. Bilme’s exhaustively researched book, The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict, breaks down the price tag, from current debts to the unseen costs we’ll pay for many years to come. RESOURCES: The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict; War At Any Price? The Total Economic Costs of the War Beyond the Federal Budget. By the Joint Economic Committee; threetrilliondollarwar.org.

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In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.RobertFrostRobert Frost

Comment by Lisbon Treaty

Does anybody remember 9/11?

http://beingcanadian.wordpress.com/2008/10/10/has-everybody-forgot-about-911/

Comment by kurrenteventz

Of course. And I remember Gandhi too:
“An eye for an eye, and soon the whole world is blind.”
“Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.”
“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.”

Comment by katiechatfield

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.Dr.MartinLutherKingJr.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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