A few minues of Googling turns up the following statistics which offer some fascinating opportunities to compare and contrast.
We're so often overwhelmed with all of the information coming at us -- too much of it lies -- that we get weary.
Tell us again President Bush.....what is the noble cause which is justified by the following?:
Total Number of U.S. Solidiers who Have Died in Iraq War To Date: 1,915
Total number of American Soldiers wounded to date since March, 2003 according to Department of Defense figures through August, 2005: 14,625
Total cost of the war to date - US Spending: Approx. $250 billion (includes pending $45 billion bridge appropriation to tide us over until additional funding in Spring, 2006. Projected ten-year cost - over $700 billion)
Estimated number of people who took part in anti-war rally in Washington DC, Saturday, Sept. 24 according to DC Police Chief: At least 100,000
Estimated number of people who showed up for a pro-war rally in Washington DC Sunday, Sept. 25th: 400
Total amount of money contributed in response to recent Bush Administration call for private donations to help with the reconstruction of Iraq: $600
Cost of the war to date per U.S. citizen: $727