Monday, March 10, 2008

Monday March 10, 2008...Miscalculation?

The Cost of War: Iraq Death Toll

Lives Lost in Iraq: at least 135,527

3,975 US Military, 175 British Military, 133 Other Country Coalition Forces

March 20, 2003 to March 9, 2008

May 1, 2003
President George Bush declares "Mission Accomplished"
138 US Military deaths at this point.


original anticipated cost of war in Iraq - $50 Billion dollars

Total direct cost of war in Iraq to date - $500 Billion dollars

In October 2007, the Congressional Budget Office projected that additional war costs for the next 10 years could range from $570 billion if troop levels fell to 30,000 by 2010, or $1.1 trillion if troop levels fell to 75,000 by about 2013. Under these scenarios, CBO projects that funding for Iraq, Afghanistan and the GWOT could reach from about $1.2 trillion to about $1.7 trillion for FY2001-FY2017.


What more can you say?

How much longer will this mistake go on?

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