CHAPTER 143 ROBBING THE POOR TO KILL THEM: SUPPLEMENT: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A CONSERVATIVE-REPUBLICAN CHRISTIAN: JESUS IS A SMALL-C COMMUNIST

For the cost of the Iraq War, we could have lifted the entire planet.

The following figures may be from the late 1990's, so considering inflation, the point is well made.

Annual Cost of Alleviating Poverty (UN Human Development Program)

For Food, Clean water, Clothes, Education, Health Care & Sanitation for 4.4 billion people: $60 billion

For Food and Basic Health Care for 4.4 billion people: $19.5 billion

What Americans and Europeans spend annually on pet food: $25 billion (for comparison).[363]

Iraq War

As of Wednesday, January 31, 2007, the US Iraq War has appropriated three hundred, sixty-three billion US dollars.[364] That's not counting the black-budget expenditures.

For the cost of the Iraq War, the US could have provided food, clean water, clothes, education, healthcare, and sanitation to every poor person on the earth. Think about the good will that, that would have generated rather than the death and destruction the US has caused instead.

Tom Usher

About Tom Usher

Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.