Wednesday, April 23, 2008
World Military Spending
With so many problems around the world, a major concern is military spending. There are so much more that the money that is spent on military excursions is immense.The cost of war particularly (Iraq and Afghanistan) is estimated to be about $170 billion for the 2009 spending alone according to Christopher Hellman an expert on military budget analysis.
Christopher Hellman and Travis Sharp(budget expert) also discuss the US fiscal year 2009 Pentagon spending request and note that “Congress has already approved nearly $700 billion in supplemental funding for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and an additional $126 billion in FY'08 war funding is still pending before the House and Senate.
These prices are outrageous. This world has more important issues than war...what about the starving, diesease stricten, and homless. It seems as if instead of caring about humanity and civilization for all, our governments are too concerned with "continuing war efforts". A sad but true realization!