March 23, 2007 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet on War Costs



Deaths In Iraq Have Reached 1 Million:  


U.S. Military killed in action in Iraq: 3/21/07: Current Total: 3,237

Wounded Total: 24,187


     As April 15th Tax Day approaches and the U.S. House of Representatives votes today (and the Senate next week) on $100+ billion more war funding, here are some things to consider.  The dollar cost of the wars unleashed by President George W. Bush´s administration could exceed $1 trillion by the end of his term of office, a study predicted this week.

      The report published by the Center of Defense Information (CDI) said the expenses on the White House military adventures would range between $980 billion and $1.4 trillion by early 2009.  The attacks on Iraq and Afghanistan have cost over $500 billion to the US taxpayers, without including the Pentagon´s huge annual budgets.   President Bush´s new strategy for Iraq, the main aspect of which is sending some 30,000 additional soldiers, will boost military expenses.  The Iraq war is costing more than $8 billion a month. [Prensa Latina]


What could this buy today?


* Pay Headstart fees for 54.3 million children


*Pay one year's health insurance for $245.8 million kids


*Provide college scholarships for 19.9 million students


*Build 3.7 million public housing units


*Hire 7.1 million public school teachers (about 22,900 in Hawai`i)


For details on the above costs, go to


End the War!  Bring the Troops Home Now!


1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination: anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, etc. 5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.


Contact: Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB `Ola`a (Kurtistown),

Hawai`i   96760. Phone (808) 966-7622.  Email

 Hilo Peace Vigil (March 23, 2007 – 288th week) –Friday 3:30 - 5PM downtown Post Office.


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