One protester held a sign that I thought was very telling of this war. It read: “147 soldiers committed suicide in Iraq and Afghanistan.” See pictures and read statements from protesters across the country here.
And here you can read about the cost of the wars to the US Treasury.
Excerpt: According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, the direct costs of the war on terror, which include operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan, have so far have reached $752bn, if the current year’s appropriation of $188bn is included. About 80% of that cost has been spent in Iraq. By the end of next year, the direct cost to US Treasury will be over $1 trillion.