One Day = $720 million

That's approximately how much of our tax dollars our government is spending every day on the Iraq War. This less-than-two-minute video puts that into perspective.

One Day = $720 Million

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The next time someone (like a presidential candidate, perhaps) says, "We can't afford . It's just too expensive!" think about our national priorities. We are willing to spend a trillion dollars and almost 4,000 American lives in a war based on hundreds of presidential lies that has killed hundreds of thousands of people and made the U.S. less secure.

A billion dollars a week to combat global warming on a very large scale is a bargain—especially considering the human lives, property, and species that would be saved—and is an investment. War is an expense.

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Michael Heggen is a horseman, maker, and thinker who lives in Salem, Oregon with his wife, Kim, and "three to eight cats". He stays quite busy riding, driving, and caring for their three horses, Boulder, Shasta, and Bob. Among other things, Mike has been a fencing coach, police chaplain, computer consultant, aspirant to the diaconate, computer salesman, box boy, carpenter, computer technician, typesetter, church youth leader, copy machine operator, and network administrator. His other interests include juggling, reading voraciously, and (pretty occasionally these days) cycling.
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One Response to One Day = $720 million

  1. Byron K says:

    First, I am probably in the very small minority when I say that I believe that when Bush said there were WMD in Iraq, I believe him.

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