The Iraq war is costing the U.S. taxpayer nearly $6 billion per month. That’s billion with a big fat “B”. That’s a 6 followed by no less than 9 zeros. That’s a LOT of money.
Let’s attempt to put $6 billion into perspective. Assuming a 30 day month, $6 billion is:
- 200 million (200,000,000) dollars per day
- Over 8 million (8,333,333) dollars per hour
- Over 138 thousand (138,000) dollars per minute
Of course these numbers don’t put a dollar figure on human casualties.
But hey, we are spreading freedom and democracy around the world so it’s all good.
UPDATE: Catch a glimpse of what you get for the money.
UPDATE 2: They all knew it’s an illegal war