A war with Iran would cost the United States and the world dearly. Experts say a full-blown conflict could easily kill hundreds of thousands if not millions of people. Other costs are less obvious, but nonetheless devastating.
You know those plans for a Green New Deal? Medicare for All? Free or affordable college? If we go to war with Iran, you can kiss it all goodbye.
According to a recent report by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, the United States has sunk $6.4 trillion into wars and counterterrorism efforts since the attacks of 9/11. More than 800,000 people, including more than 7,000 members of the U.S. military, and 1,343 journalists and humanitarian aid workers have died.