You all remember the war in Iraq, that thar country somewhere over where all them Arabs live? Well guess what, as of Sunday, November 26, 2006 it had THEN lasted longer than WWII. That date marked the “Iraq war’s 1,347th day the same amount of time American troops fought in World War II”.
Guess what, this war is still going on, US soldiers and Iraqis are still being killed and the cost is bankrupting the United States. If you are a United States citizen, aren’t you getting a little tired of supporting this debacle?
Iraq War Facts, Results & Statistics at June 24, 2009
By Deborah White, About.com
“4,318 US Soldiers Killed, 31,368 Seriously Wounded”
“Cost of deploying one U.S. soldier for one year in Iraq – $390,000”
“The Iraq War, also known as the Second Persian Gulf War, the Occupation of Iraq, or Operation Iraqi Freedom,is an ongoing military campaign which began…At 5:34 AM Baghdad time on March 20, 2003 (9:34 p.m., March 19 EST)…”
A Little Perspective on $87 billion.
“A billion here, a billion there… Pretty soon it starts to add up to some real money.”
Update : July 21, 2006
Three-hundred-fifteen billion dollars …”This is the amount of money the US has allocated for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to be spent by September 30, 2006, the end of the fiscal year. This amount of money in dollar bills would be 125 feet wide, 200 feet deep, and 450 feet tall.
450 feet is the height of a 38-story building…If you were to stack the money in a single stack, your stack would be 19,887 miles tall, enough to wrap the Moon at its equator almost 3 times.”