Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Seriously, Mr. Bush, when the expected benefit does not exceed the expected costs, you should stop. Sadly, I know this won't stop you (because the same statement with respect to Iraq was true in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and it will still be true in 2008, ...).
If you are interested in understanding what this fiasco has cost on a smaller (perhaps easier to digest scale), head here to see the costs of the war broken down by state.
For my Oregonian readers, here are the numbers for Oregon:
- Number of Active Duty Service-Members in Iraq: 2,460
- Number of Reserve Forces in Iraq: 993
- Number of Service-Members Killed in Iraq: 54
- Number of Service-Members Wounded in Iraq: 403
- Cost of War to the People of Oregon: $3 billion (that's roughly what we spent on K12 education last year)
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