Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz puts the total cost at more than $2 trillion — but let's be conservative and say it's only $1 trillion (in today's dollars).
Imagine for a moment what could have been done with that money. How many people could have been fed? How many clean sources of water could have been found for those who have none.
Almost two in three people lacking access to clean water survive on less than $2 a day, with one in three living on less than $1 a day.Look at some of these statistics and then consider the enormity of the misdirection that is occurring here on planet earth today!
Half the world — nearly three billion people — live on less than two dollars a day.for more of these facts check out http://www.globalissues.org/TradeRelated/Facts.asp
Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names.
Less than one per cent of what the world spent every year on weapons was needed to put every child into school by the year 2000 and yet it didn't happen.
Take every opportunity you can to show our 'leaders' where we want our money spent.