Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Wars cost US $12 Billion a month

The war in Iraq and Afghanistan is costing the Americans a whopping US$12 billion a month! Crikey! From FOXNews.com:
The $12 billion a month "burn rate" includes $10 billion for Iraq and almost $2 billion for Afghanistan, plus other minor costs. That's higher than Pentagon estimates earlier this year of $10 billion a month for both operations. Two years ago, the average monthly cost was about $8 billion.

Among the reasons for the higher costs is the cost of repairing and replacing equipment worn out in harsh conditions or destroyed in combat.
Now, if only the American government and other war loving countries use all that money to help the 8 million people dying each year because they are too poor to stay alive, we can finally make poverty history.


sifu said...

I wouldnt say it's losing $$$...war make profits too that's why there is war...Why do you think USA invade iraq? to free its people??? spread democracy? here a hint: 1 word 3 syllable OIL.
lydon johnson made million$$$ when he sent troops to fight in vietnam war during the 70's...the people making $$$ are the ones supplying bombs,helicopter and the rest of the other hardware...

aqillah said...

i sooooooo agree with you!