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The Iraq War, by the Numbers

Posted on the 20 March 2013 by Morage @kebmebms

Number of years since the U.S. invaded Iraq: 10 Number of Iraqi civilians dead as a consequence: At minimum, between 123,000 and 134,000 Number of Iraqis internally displaced or who fled the country: 2.8 million (that’s one in 12 Iraqis) Number of U.S. troop casualties: 4,484 Number of coalition troop casualties: 4,803 Number of U.S. troops wounded: 32,223 Number of non-Iraqi contractors killed: at least 463 Number of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder diagnoses in U.S. service members: 103,792 Number of bombs dropped in Shock and Awe Campaign: 4,845 U.S. financial cost so far: $1.7 trillion Amount owed to U.S. veterans in benefits: $490 billion Predicted cost to U.S. over next four decades: $6 trillion Cost of U.S. reconstruction efforts: $60 billion Amount of reconstruction effort funds wasted: over $8 billion Halliburton overcharges classified by the Pentagon as Unreasonable and Unsupported: $1.4 billion Number of WMDs discovered: 0
Sources: Costs of War Project, Congressional Research Services, News Sentinel, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction .
With thanks to Matt Payton's Tumble-o-rama for bringing this to our attention.

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