Some of the most expensive blood ever shed?

William D Hartung, writing for AsiaTimes Online breaks down the U.S. $3.5 billion per week cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I’ve seen these kind of numbers before. It shouldn’t shock me. But it still does. It is such a colossal waste – outrageous in the original meaning of the word. Almost anything else would be a better use of those resources. Set up a thousand schools of interpretive modern dance, sponsor triathletes, or hey, end global poverty and invest in eco-technologies – do anything, but stop the war!

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