The poll also shows that 63% of all Americans do not believe the war in Iraq is worth the cost.
Keep in mind, it’s not truly 63% of all Americans – it’s 63% of those polled – even though, of course, all pollsters believe they can extrapolate from the small grain of sand they are examining the true shape of the beach. (And actually, geologists and oceanographers CAN infer the shape of the beach by examining some of the grains of sand.)
Nonetheless, if the data is reflective of the whole, most of us do not believe the cost of this war is worth it.
What else could we be doing with this money?
The War In Iraq Costs: $247,599,088,431
Instead, we could have provided 12,003,058 students with four-year scholarships at public universities.
The War In Iraq Costs: $247,599,170,202
Instead, we could have hired 4,290,923 additional public school teachers for one year.
What is the cost of this war to YOUR community? To the public services and programs dear to your heart?
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