The Hidden Costs of War

“In 2003 Donald Rumsfeld estimated a war with Iraq would cost $60 billion. Five years later, the cost of Iraq war operations is over 10 times that figure…”. Below is a great video that explains the cost of war through excellent design and typography. Enjoy!

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7 responses to “The Hidden Costs of War

  1. wow, those figures are staggering. if it weren’t for the slick motion graphics and sexy typography i’d be vomiting in a trash can.

  2. USA3

    what this video doesn’t mention is the cost of restoring america if saddam and osama had sent their dirty bombs off in the usa

  3. peterjsullivan

    Devin: They sure are. That is a ton of bridges to nowhere that we could have built.

    USA3: ‘IF’… and there were no WMDs. Also, there is no link between Saddam and Osama.

  4. USA3

    oh really? god bless the patriots who stood up and said, never again. digging a grave for that man is money well spent.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/003/378fmxyz.asp

  5. peterjsullivan

    USA3: Are you really siting Dick Cheney? He made millions off this war. And this connection was found to be total crap.

  6. USA3

    Thank you for proving my point “Iraq was a strong state sponsor of terror.” case closed.

    Where do you get your information thatt Dick Cheney made “millions” off this war? Let me guess, Salon.com, The Huffington Post, The New York Times? Cite (“site”) your sources, or continue “sitting” on them.

  7. peterjsullivan

    Well, then I guess you could say that the US has connection to terrorism too. We’ve given the Taliban $43 million. The CIA helped islamic warriors, under Bin Laden, fight Russia… Does this make us strong state sponsors? No. Of course not. But Cheney still spun it this way so he/companies he is connected to could get all those no bid contracts in Iraq. Case Closed???

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