St. Petersburg, FL. - As tensions continue to rise in Iraq, people are making their frustrations known. Some are doing so with a snapshot that's making the rounds on the Internet.
10 News anchor Allison Kropff teams up with PunditFact to put a meme to the Truth-O-Meter.
A Facebook meme has been popping up all over suggesting there's a better way to spend money then on Iraq War dollars. It reads: "For the cost of the Iraq War, we could've ended world hunger for 30 years."
PunditFact decided to look into the math... which is actually difficult to accurately get exact numbers on the war in Iraq.
"It's actually really complicated, especially if you consider... do you consider future payments, whether it's disability payments or healthcare payments to the servicemembers who served over there. So that range of numbers is anywhere from 1 trillion to 3 trillion [dollars]," says Aaron Sharockman with PunditFact.
Sharockman says the cost to end world hunger is even harder to get a grip on.
"You don't know how many people are living in hunger around the world and lastly, you don't know what's going to happen in the future, whether it's something to do with climate change or a war or regional conflicts that can all change the picture."
PunditFact checks a meme that claims the cost of the Iraq War could have ended world hunger.
Experts say using this money would have a major impact on world hunger, but they can't say you would end world hunger. Because the evidence just isn't there, PunditFact rates this meme, HALF TRUE.
A big issue here is the choice of words. Had the meme said "ended hunger 30 times over" it would have been a little more accurate. The meme right now is based on the state of world hunger over the next 30 years.