If you divide 5.9 trillion dollars by 500,000 deaths, it cost US tax payers the low low rate of only 11.8 million dollars per person we killed. What a great bargain. Think about those numbers for a little while.
What if, instead of spending all that money on pointless war, they had simply gifted half of that 5.9 trillion dollars, distributed evenly, to the roughly 300,000 US citizens, we’d ALL be multi-millionaires, and there would be no more homeless crisis, no unaffordable health care problem, no poor people anymore.
And was that 5.9 trillion dollars spent on something that solved any problems? Do the terrorists fear us yet? Have we stopped anyone from hating us that much? No. If anything, things are far worse. Now our former allies hate and distrust us.
In the aftermath of the deadly 9/11 terrorist attacks, the US has spent over $5.9 trillion on wars abroad that have resulted in the deaths of an estimated 500,000 people, according to Costs of War, research published by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Rhode Island’s Brown University.