So i did a bit of research and found that, cars and heart attacks kill a lot more people than terror ever did. Yet we spend an astronomical sum of money on the “war on
freedom terror” Just how many more deaths, and how much more money you might ask?
transportation deaths in 2002 (last year with good data)
Illness Deaths (2002, top ten)
Heart Disease: 696,947
Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 124,816
Accidents (unintentional injuries): 106,742
Alzheimer’s disease: 58,866
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 40,974
So from cars and illness we got about two million people killed each year.
We got about 2 million dead people and we are throwing about 8.5 billion at the problem.
Now lets see in the last couple of years we have maybe 4000 people killed from terrorism in america, but lets throw in the deaths of the iraq civilians, and the soldiers (just the american ones) just because bush keeps trying to link the two.
We get about
The cost of the war in iraq so far (leaving out all the other funding for the “war on terror” and the defending the
In the ball park of
205 BILLION dollars.
About 33 thousand dead people at a cost of 205 BILLION dollars to fix them.
That means for each war related death we are spending.
6,324,817.96 per person.
For transportation and illness related deaths we are spending about.
4000 per person.
It seems to me that from an economical stand point we might be getting riped off. It would be cheaper to just send big macs and cars to iraq in huge numbers and let them kill themselves off in car crashes and heart attacks. I would think that republicans who are all about money would have seen this a long time ago…
Guess when god tells you to do something you cant say no.