What we could have done with the money

Dave Caolo at Hardcore Geek wrote an incredibly thought provoking post titled My $3 trillion shopping spree on Friday about how much money has been spent on the Iraq war and what he would have done with that money instead had he been given the option.

I love his approach. To think, for less than the price of this irresponsible – some would say illegal – war we could have ended our dependence on foreign oil, put an end to hunger and poverty related diseases and a whole slew of other much more responsible and moral things.

There’s a new blog called the $3 Trillion Shopping Spree that’s grown up around this very idea and they have a great youtube video that you should check out:

How would you spend the money?