On Tuesday it will be exactly Ten Years since the US invaded Iraq. To support that "anniversary", theCost of War Project at Brown University has released its latest, most comprehensive on the financial and human costs of the Iraq War (Which I need not remind everybody was justified on extremely false pretenses, esp. regarding Al Qaeda and WMDs)
Here are some of the findings:
Direct War Deaths: 189,000
This includes 134,000 Civilian Deaths, almost 4,500 US military deaths, more than 11,000 allied deaths, 36,000 Opposition deaths, and various others including Journalists and humanitarian workers.
800,000 to 1 million Iraqi children have lost at least one parent
2.8 million still displaced from their homes
Incredible amounts of Environmental Damage. (For example the US military in 2008 in Iraq used as much oil as 1.2 million cars on the road that year)
We have already spent over $2 Trillion and after 40 years of tacked on interest charges ist will be almost $ trillion
Future medical and disability costs for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans will be between $600 million and $1 Trillion.
Over 106,000 wounded and 745,000 disability claims.
I could go on annd on and on and on and on.....but I recommend just going to the site and checking it out for yourself, it is extemely comprehensive. Such tidbits such as...