Column by Jesus Banuelos
John F. Kennedy once said “Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinion, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.”
Many people don’t want war, but it shows who is powerful. Is war necessary?
The financial cost for war is substantial. As of 2011 the costs of the war in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001 was found to be between $4-6 trillion. That comes to roughly $226,000 per minute. The people end up taking on a bigger financial burden over a conflict, they have had no say in. More information regarding the financial impact of the war in Afghanistan and Iraq can be found here: https://www.fcnl.org/updates/costs-of-war-by-the-numbers-396