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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cost of Iraq War: How many seconds of war = teacher's salary

Digging around I find that there are no hard, cold facts readily available about the cost of the Iraq war. Depending on political bent and accounting practices, the numbers range from the billions to more than 3 trillion.

I found this table, which broke down the numbers in an interesting fashion:

It got me thinking that the average teacher's salary would be covered in less than 20 seconds. Wow!

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