The stats are in
I read somewhere that the war cost 110,000 Iraqi lives, and 4500 American.
The pricetag? around $800 billion
So, America spent ($/life) around 7 million dollars per corpse.
(around 6.986 million, to be more precise)
This strikes me as supremely stupid.
War, like I said, results in fatalities, injuries, misery, loss of money, as well as opportunity cost.
War is hell. Shouldn't we be trying to create heaven, instead?
I mean, duh.
And there's the regional instability, displacement, refugees, property damage, hatred, resentment, ptsd, mental illness, and creation of even more terrorists...
I guess I need to see what the argument FOR war is.
It's inconceivable, to me.
I realize the US has ended it's mission there, a year on now.
Is my hindsight 20-20?
1 year ago