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an infographic movie illustrating a detailed break down of the price tag of the Iraq war conflict, from the current debts to the unseen costs for many years to come. the data is based on the book The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict.

[link: threetrilliondollarwar.org & good.is (high-rez version)]

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Couple the three trillion dollar war with the trillion dollar bail-out and one wonders when the U.S. will ever be able to balance their books again.

Tue 07 Oct 2008 at 5:19 AM

Compelling ... but from an infographics point of view, it's basically just an animated 'by the numbers' list. It tells me a lot -- lots of good reporting and thinking here -- but it would have been far more arresting to visually quantify those numbers, giving readers a real sense of scale and proportion.

Tue 07 Oct 2008 at 6:01 AM
William Neff

Yeah, William, I have to agree. Even though 3 trillion sounds like much, it is absolutely not visualisable. What could you do with 3 trillion dollars for health care, education, road building?

Fri 10 Oct 2008 at 4:55 AM
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