Thursday, 1 November 2007

Priorities...

In case anyone forgot, there is still a war on. No wait, make that two wars. You didn't forget about Afghanistan, did you? If anyone needs a refresher on how utterly foolish and wasteful it was to invade Iraq, this graph compares the cost of the war to the amount spent on researching new energy technologies -- something that might actually make the world a universally better place. The units are millions of dollars; figures are from the Department of Energy.






Why can't we provide health care to poor children? "It's too expensive." Why can't we cut toxic emissions? "It's too expensive." Why can't we invest in renewable energy? "It's too expensive."

Uh huh.

The American Friends Service Committee also produces an excellent line of posters which illustrate what a day in Iraq could have been spent on. Print-quality downloads are available from their site.

2 comments:

James said...

lol @ graph

Kia said...

I think same you think!
In my opinion all the states(not only Usa) want only power and money and without worry about everything else!this is orrible!!!I don't believe in words but I believe in facts...and now here there aren't facts good :(...