There are various estimations of what the war in Iraq has cost the USG so far.
Let’s take that $900 billion number, just for illustration.
The population of Iraq is 27.5 million.
Divide $900 billion by 27.5 million = $32,000.
That’s $32,000 for each man, woman and child in Iraq. My last estimation was closer to half this amount.
I also outlined there what a family of four Iraqis might do with $16,000 a piece.
For $32,000 each I think we could have moved them all here, housed them, put them through college, and bought them a used car.
Instead they live like this. (Be sure to link through to the Red Cross report and peruse it a bit.)
The ethical implications of this are a no-brainer. Christians ought not to support wars, even for humanitarian purposes. Instead they ought to support open-immigration laws, and then volunteer to pay for refugee and oppressed peoples rescue efforts.
Stop supporting the war. Now.