<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: The cost of war in Iraq

Monday, January 31, 2005

The cost of war in Iraq

For an appalling reminder of how much it's costing us to make Iraq "free," visit http://costofwar.com/

The site features a running tally of how much we've spent so far in Iraq ($152,505,000,000 at this writing) and lets you see how much it has cost your state and several individual cities in your state (for example, Portland, Oregon, was up to $201,495,000 when we logged on). You can also compare the cost of war to how much is being spent on pre-school education, kids' healthcare, public education, college scholarships, public housing, world hunger, the AIDS epidemic, and world immunizations.

Warning: the site isn't for the faint of heart. But then, neither is living in this imperialistic country.

(Thanks to Linda Larsen.)

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