Sobering numbers from Afghanistan and Iraq

Courtesy of Jen over at DISGRASIAN, a sobering look at some numbers.

911
The number of U.S. soldiers who have died in the war in Afghanistan.

2,266
The number of veterans under the age of 65 who died in 2008 because they were uninsured.

4,365
The number of U.S. soldiers who have died in the Iraq war.

4,434
The number of U.S. soldiers wounded in action in the war in Afghanistan.

31,557
The number of U.S. soldiers wounded in action in the Iraq war.

131,000
The number of homeless veterans in America.

425,000
The number of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans treated by the VA since 9/11.

3,300,000 (3.3 million)
The number of U.S. veterans who receive disability.

24,000,000 (24 million)
The number of veterans in America.

3,700,000,000 (3.7 billion)
The cost of the Veterans Health Care Bill seeking to expand mental health coverage for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans that has been blocked by one senator, Oklahoma’s Tom Coburn (R), since May because Coburn believes the funding doesn’t exist.

930,000,000,000 (930 billion)
The cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan thus far.

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