"Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winning economist puts the final figure [of the war in Iraq] at a staggering $1 trillion to $2 trillion, including $500 billion for the war and occupation and up to $300 billion in future health care costs for wounded troops. Additional costs include a negative impact from the rising cost of oil and added interest on the national debt." [MSNBC]
$30,000 is .00003 of a billion dollars, .00000003 of a trillion. Compare what this amount ($30,000) can do to save lives.