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Monday, March 09, 2009

More than $1 Trillion US spent on the War in Iraq




















It is estimated that by 2006 the war in Iraq had cost the American tax payer $1 Trillion ($1 000 000 000 000) or a $Million Million. Imagine what the cost is at today already. In the illustration it shows what an amount of $1 000 000 000 000 looks like in pallets with $100 bills. Notice that the pallets are double stacked in the third illustration and the illustration of the man for scale is the tiny speck at the bottom left of the picture.

Divide an amount of $1 500 000 000 000 (what the war could cost by today) and divide it by 300 Million, which is the population of the United States and you will find that every person in the USA could have had $5000 if the money had gone to them.

What a price to pay for no Weapons of Mass Destruction; not even counting the cost in lives, destroyed families and seriously injured men and women. I really hope some good comes out of this.

Illustrations from Page Tutor.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Didn't cost you a thing, SA. And it brought a lot of purple fingers.

Werner K said...

My name is Werner, not SA. What does the RSA have to do with the war in Iraq anyway? last time I checked I saw no South African uniforms over there.

You are right it did not cost us a thing. What is your point?

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Anonymous said...

That image is not correct; the first crate of money is one-tenth of $1 billion, i.e. $100 million.

Here's a good explanation: http://www.pagetutor.com/trillion/index.html