James sent me this terrific link.
It's a graphic depiction of how much money the US is spending on the war in Iraq, compared to how much money it spends developing renewable energy sources. I won't post the picture here: to get the full impact, you have to click.
And how much is the US spending on the war? Perhaps twice as much as estimated. A report was released yesterday about the hidden costs of the war and occupation.
The National Priorities Project details what is lost.