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Iraq War Cost 190K Lives, $2.2 Trillion US dollars

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no weapons ever found

United States

#1 Mar 17, 2013
The U.S.-led war in Iraq claimed 190,000 lives and will cost the U.S. government at least $2.2 trillion, according to the findings of a project at Brown University released Thursday.

The Costs of War report, released ahead of the 10th anniversary of the war on March 20, said that the financial calculation included "substantial" costs to care for wounded U.S. veterans.
The total estimate far outstrips the initial projection by President George W. Bush's government that the war would cost $50 billion to $60 billion.

More than 70 percent of those who died of direct war violence in Iraq were civilians, or an estimated 134,000 people. A small number of the 190,000 dead were U.S. casualties: 4,488 U.S. military members and at least 3,400 U.S. contractors, according to the report.
"The staggering number of deaths in Iraq is hard to fathom, but each of these individuals has to count and be counted," said Catherine Lutz, a professor at Rhode Island-based Brown University who helped lead the study.

The U.S. government has spent $60 billion on reconstruction, but little has gone to restoring destroyed infrastructure. Most of the money has gone to the Iraqi military and police, the report noted.
"Nearly every government that goes to war underestimates its duration, neglects to tally all the costs and overestimates the political objectives that will be accomplished by war's violence," said Neta Crawford, a professor who helped coordinate the study.
The U.S. State Department conceded that both countries made "enormous sacrifices." Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, responding to the Costs of War report, said that the United States and Iraq have forged a "strategically important bilateral relationship."

"Compared to where we were in the Saddam era, we now have a bilateral security agreement. We have deep economic interests and ties. We have a security relationship. We have a political relationship," she said.
The Costs of War project involved 30 economists, anthropologists, lawyers, humanitarian personnel and political scientists from 15 universities, the United Nations and other organizations.
no weapons ever found

United States

#2 Mar 17, 2013
George W. Bush - what an idiot.
no weapons ever found

United States

#3 Mar 17, 2013
fall time

Great Barrington, MA

#4 Mar 17, 2013
no weapons ever found wrote:
The U.S.-led war in Iraq claimed 190,000 lives and will cost the U.S. government at least $2.2 trillion, according to the findings of a project at Brown University released Thursday.
The Costs of War report, released ahead of the 10th anniversary of the war on March 20, said that the financial calculation included "substantial" costs to care for wounded U.S. veterans.
The total estimate far outstrips the initial projection by President George W. Bush's government that the war would cost $50 billion to $60 billion.
More than 70 percent of those who died of direct war violence in Iraq were civilians, or an estimated 134,000 people. A small number of the 190,000 dead were U.S. casualties: 4,488 U.S. military members and at least 3,400 U.S. contractors, according to the report.
"The staggering number of deaths in Iraq is hard to fathom, but each of these individuals has to count and be counted," said Catherine Lutz, a professor at Rhode Island-based Brown University who helped lead the study.
The U.S. government has spent $60 billion on reconstruction, but little has gone to restoring destroyed infrastructure. Most of the money has gone to the Iraqi military and police, the report noted.
"Nearly every government that goes to war underestimates its duration, neglects to tally all the costs and overestimates the political objectives that will be accomplished by war's violence," said Neta Crawford, a professor who helped coordinate the study.
The U.S. State Department conceded that both countries made "enormous sacrifices." Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, responding to the Costs of War report, said that the United States and Iraq have forged a "strategically important bilateral relationship."
"Compared to where we were in the Saddam era, we now have a bilateral security agreement. We have deep economic interests and ties. We have a security relationship. We have a political relationship," she said.
The Costs of War project involved 30 economists, anthropologists, lawyers, humanitarian personnel and political scientists from 15 universities, the United Nations and other organizations.
So frekin what, It's jerks like you that should have had to go thru one of saddams wood chippers. Just hide & watch how Obama's surreneder comes back to bite us all on the ass. It's already happening & you to frekin stupid like all liberals are to see it.
You dink
#6 Mar 17, 2013
Praxis33 wrote:
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I think Bush & Co knew what they were doin all along. That includes the democrats that voted for the war.
Maybe you should take your asshat off and see who really calls the shots from here, for abroad.
What an idiot.
You defend Bush and the Democrats who voted for the war.
You defend the slaughter of a couple hundred thousand people for absolutely NO reason.
You defend spending 2.2 trillion dollars on a senseless war that we lost.

You probably also defend the slaughter of American Indians and taking their land away also.

You are the idiot.
fall time

Great Barrington, MA

#8 Mar 17, 2013
You dink wrote:
<quoted text>
You defend Bush and the Democrats who voted for the war.
You defend the slaughter of a couple hundred thousand people for absolutely NO reason.
You defend spending 2.2 trillion dollars on a senseless war that we lost.
You probably also defend the slaughter of American Indians and taking their land away also.
You are the idiot.
Get our head out of your ass, Saddam had to go, it's called collateral damage dink.
peep show

Netherlands

#10 Mar 17, 2013
fall time wrote:
<quoted text>Get our head out of your ass, Saddam had to go, it's called collateral damage dink.
North Korea is fixin to shove a nuke right up your azz.

China, Russia and Iran are pointing their nukes at you.
Fool.

The USA is fixing to get it served to them.
fall time

Great Barrington, MA

#11 Mar 17, 2013
peep show wrote:
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North Korea is fixin to shove a nuke right up your azz.
China, Russia and Iran are pointing their nukes at you.
Fool.
The USA is fixing to get it served to them.
And it's all because of how weak this Muslim POS has made us look. We deserve what the fools voted for.
Aunt Meg

Pittsfield, MA

#12 Mar 17, 2013
fall time wrote:
<quoted text>And it's all because of how weak this Muslim POS has made us look. We deserve what the fools voted for.
Sounds like traitor fall time needs to find another country. Anyone else out there besides me willing to help him pack all the stuff out of his crummy trailer and drive him to the bus station?
fall time

Great Barrington, MA

#15 Mar 17, 2013
Aunt Meg wrote:
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Sounds like traitor fall time needs to find another country. Anyone else out there besides me willing to help him pack all the stuff out of his crummy trailer and drive him to the bus station?
Sounds like you got your head up your ass with the rest of the Demorats.
fall time

Great Barrington, MA

#16 Mar 17, 2013
The Balfour Declaration wrote:
All the lives lost were senseless. But 'who' is it really that we are dying for? How did it all come to be that we would be over in some far off desert fighting and killing Muslims and depending on the oil beneath their feet. Who could have possibly schemed such a plan that began on December 23, 1913?
WHO!
Said da Owl.
If we had someone with a brain in the whitehouse we would not have to depend on anything but the oil under our feet.
Aunt Meg

Pittsfield, MA

#17 Mar 17, 2013
The Balfour Declaration wrote:
All the lives lost were senseless. But 'who' is it really that we are dying for? How did it all come to be that we would be over in some far off desert fighting and killing Muslims and depending on the oil beneath their feet. Who could have possibly schemed such a plan that began on December 23, 1913?
WHO!
Said da Owl.
One theory has it that we were there because of Israel. Powerful people influencing Washington want a strong American presence in the mid east to discourage countries that might threaten Israel. It does not hurt that hundreds of billions of war machine dollars flow in the right direction when the country is at war.
fall time

Great Barrington, MA

#19 Mar 18, 2013
Secret Societies wrote:
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A most powerful and regenerative process of taxes, war, murder, and greed, along with taxes, war, murder, and greed.
Along with making our country & the world a safer place. It was all worth it.
Bush victim

Pittsfield, MA

#21 Mar 18, 2013
fall time wrote:
<quoted text>Along with making our country & the world a safer place. It was all worth it.
It was all worth it unless you were one of the tens of thousands of innocent men woman and children that Bush killed for no reason. But you could care less about other people you selfish little twit.
Praxis33

United States

#22 Mar 18, 2013
Secret Societies wrote:
I can think of 17 trillion reasons why it wasn't worth.........oh nevermind, you'll never understand.
Maybe since you use the name praxis33 in other posts, why doing you get your BB gun out and chase your mother around the house with it. She will like it you use it on her.
fall time

Great Barrington, MA

#23 Mar 18, 2013
Bush victim wrote:
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It was all worth it unless you were one of the tens of thousands of innocent men woman and children that Bush killed for no reason. But you could care less about other people you selfish little twit.
Your right you selfish little twit, I care about as much about them as Obama cared about out people in Lybia, Remember one thing douchebag, if people like you & your ilk were running things in WWII you would be speaking JAP or GERMAN to me right now so wake the f up. War is ugly & always has been, get use to it cause it ain't over yet, there going to keep coming at us, Let's just hope most of the people they take out are jerks like you are.
Bush victim

Pittsfield, MA

#24 Mar 18, 2013
fall time wrote:
<quoted text> Your right you selfish little twit, I care about as much about them as Obama cared about out people in Lybia, Remember one thing douchebag, if people like you & your ilk were running things in WWII you would be speaking JAP or GERMAN to me right now so wake the f up. War is ugly & always has been, get use to it cause it ain't over yet, there going to keep coming at us, Let's just hope most of the people they take out are jerks like you are.
Well there ya go. You said war is ugly and shit happens. So those four that got killed well, tough titties. War is all over that area. They knew it when they took those jobs that it was dangerous. You are talking out of both sides of your mouth fall time. And neither way is making any sense. You can't have it both ways idiot.
fall time

Great Barrington, MA

#25 Mar 18, 2013
Bush victim wrote:
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Well there ya go. You said war is ugly and shit happens. So those four that got killed well, tough titties. War is all over that area. They knew it when they took those jobs that it was dangerous. You are talking out of both sides of your mouth fall time. And neither way is making any sense. You can't have it both ways idiot.
Dichead, we were not at war with Libya at the time, The people begged for help & got a deaf ear, And now because of Obama's incompetence which is is hiding here, there are more than 30K shoulder fired missles floating around, The Ambass..& the Cia were trying to find them, but yet again with this moron it was to little to late, so to cover his black sorry ass he makes up stories & lies about it because of the up comming election, so don't even try to compare the two, I just hope one of those shoulder fired weapons finds your air plane one day.
greeted as liberators

United States

#27 Mar 20, 2013
We will be greeted as liberators.

Iraq now sells their oil to China and Russia.

We lost the war. Lies were told to American people to get us over there. We left in disgrace.

What gave the USA any right to cross an ocean and invade a sovereign country? To murder its leader? To steal its oil? Are not these war crimes?

The Nazis were put to death for less.

Make sure you pay your taxes because you've got the bill now and its 2.2 Trillion US dollars. Make sure you teach your children to pay their taxes and your grand children. This debt must be paid.
greeted as liberators

United States

#30 Mar 20, 2013
The Worlds Biggest Lie wrote:
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If you believe that democrats should get a free pass for their vote for invading Iraq could you please explain why? The same democrats throughout the 90's that claimed Iraq had wmd, while others insisted he was certain to obtain them. The same rhetoric going on right now for Iran, same as the old message.
No boots on the ground in Libya, who's financing the Syrian overthrow? Troops heading to S. Africa.
Japan the Imperialists of 1940 somethin?
ROTFLMAO!
Could the cold war have been hatched for Russia was aware of who was playing three sides of the fence there, and ended up here?
"But what's confusing you is the, nature of my game."
Sympathy for the Devil
The Rolling Stones
Why must it always be either Democrat OR Republican.
Its both.
No one gets a free pass.
They are two heads of the same serpent.
Both are parties are to blame.
The ones guilty are the ones in power at the time.
There has not been a good President in office since JFK.
The same people who murdered him are the same people guilty of war crimes in Iraq.
Don't get caught up in the Democrat/Republican rat trap.

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