Jan. 11, 2008 Hilo Peace Vigil Leaflet (PA)


1,139,602 Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq

Refugees: At least 2.4 million people have been displaced inside Iraq.


Confirmed U.S. military deaths as of Dec. 31, 2007: 3,902.

Confirmed U.S. military wounded as of Dec. 28, 2007: 28,773.

COST: Stepped-up military operations are costing about $12 billion a month, with Iraq accounting for $10 billion per month, according to a July 2007 analysis by the Congressional Research Service.

Total cost to the U.S. government so far is close to $482 billion. According to a November 2007 report from the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, total economic costs for the Iraq war are estimated at $1.3 trillion for the period from 2002 to 2008. This figure represents the hidden costs of the war beyond the direct budgetary appropriations, including interest costs of borrowing these funds, lost investment, long-term veterans' health care and oil market disruptions.

A January 2007 study by Linda Bilmes of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government put the total projected cost of providing medical care and disability benefits to veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan at $350 billion to $700 billion.

Article: <http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2008/Jan/02/br/br9735018642.html> AP researchers Julie Reed and Rhonda Shafner in New York compiled the above report figures.

What price tag do we put on Iraqi and Hawaiian land contaminated with radiation, unexploded ordnance, and other military toxins?

What is the social and moral cost of increasing militarization, a culture of war, and decreasing civil liberties?


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 `AinaCenter for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB Ola`a (Kurtistown), Hawai`i 96760.

Phone (808) 966-7622 Email ja@interpac.net http://www.malu-aina.org

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (Jan. 11, 2008 - 330th week) - Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office


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