$$$$$$$$ • Spent & Approved War-Spending , About One trillion of US taxpayers' funds spent or approved for spending through 2011. • Lost & Unaccounted for in Iraq - $9 billion of US taxpayers' money and $549.7 million in spare parts shipped in 2004 to US contractors. Also, ABC news reports 190,000 guns, including 110,000 AK-47 rifles. • Cost of deploying one U.S. soldier for one year in Iraq - $390,000 . • U.S. Annual Air-Conditioning Cost in Iraq and Afghanistan - $20.2 billion (Source – NPR June 25, 2011).
CASUALTIES • Troops in Iraq - Total 40,000 U.S. troops. All other nations have withdrawn their troops. • U.S. Troop Casualties - 4,481 US troops; 98% male. 91% non-officers; 82% active duty, 11% National Guard; 74% Caucasian, 9% African-American, 11% Latino. 19% killed by non-hostile causes. 54% of US casualties were under 25 years old. 72% were from the US Army . • Iraqi Police and Soldiers Killed - 10,125, as of July 31, 2011 • Iraqi Civilians Killed, Estimated - On October 22, 2010, ABC news reported "a secret U.S. government tally that puts the Iraqi (civilian) death toll over 100,000," information that was included in more than 400,000 military documents released by Wikileaks.com.
Why we’re in this war • It all started when president Bush cried Weapons of Mass Destruction but really there was oil in the back of his mind. • The main reasons for the US invasion of Iraq were to gain control of Iraq's oilfields (so as to keep the oil in the ground and drive up oil prices), to establish military bases in Iraq from which to dominate the Middle East and eventually (by controlling oil supply) to establish control over all countries dependent on oil, and (most important to the neo-cons), (On foreign policies the neoconservatives believe that democracy can and should be installed by the United States around the world, even in Muslim countries such as Iraq, Iran, and Saudi Arabia). www.serendipiy.li/iraqwar.htm
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