The Facts: Intervention

  • The U.S. has authorized $557 billion to fund the war in Afghanistan — enough for every man, woman and child in Chicago to buy 20 iPads, 30 Kindle Fires, Bulls season tickets, a campaign fundraiser photo with Michelle Obama and dinner at Alinea every night for a year.

Chicago Tribune <>

  • U.S. annual air-conditioning cost in Iraq and Afghanistan – $20.2 billion

 NPR, June 25, 2011

  • Libya’s GDP was 93.2 billion USD and the GDP per capita: $14,400 in 2008.

World Bank and U.S. Central Intelligence Agency