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 <http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-04-22/news/ct-perspec-0422-things-20120422_1_afghan-war-western-troops-mullah-mohammad-omar>
- U.S. annual air-conditioning cost in Iraq and Afghanistan – $20.2 billion
- 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