Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Very Very Bad Thing

According to pseudorandom, as of today:
According to... the Chicago Sun-Times, the war in Iraq has cost $130 billion to date (per the Office of Management and Budget). Given that we invaded Iraq 20 March 2003, that comes to 656 days since the invasion, which in turn equals $198,730,732 per day.

In other words, the total amount committed by the US government to date for tsunami relief -- $350,000,000 -- 42.27 hours of the cost of the war in Iraq. Just to put things in perspective.