War’s cost affects us all

letter in Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/14/10:

Thanks for the excellent editorial Tuesday “Price of war too high.” Progressive leaders and peace organizations have for years published such statistics as you cite, but these were often ignored until the economic downturn.

War is extremely costly, not only in tax dollars spent, but jobs at home not created, innovations and improvements not explored, driving up of deficits and national debt, and material destroyed and lives wounded or killed. Suffering of course cannot even be calculated.

There are better, more effective ways of dealing with dangers or threats.

David W. Long
West Chester


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