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Friday, March 17, 2006

3 Years Later, The Cost of the Iraq War...

In Human Life:
American Deaths


Since war began (3/19/03):23131856
Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03) (the list)
2176
1757
Since Capture of Saddam (12/13/03):18461550
Since Handover (6/29/04):14471222
Since Election (1/31/05):877744
American WoundedOfficialEstimated
Total Wounded:1700418000 - 48100

Iraqi Civilian Deaths: Estimated between 33679 and 37795.

The British Medical Journal Lancet estimates 100,000 civilians killed.

In Money:
OVER 250,000,000,000 Tax Dollars and counting

Instead, we could have...
...fully funded world-wide AIDS programs for
24 years.
...ensured that every child in the world was given basic immunizations for82 years.
...fully funded global anti-hunger efforts for 10 years.

...built 2,234,028 additional housing units
...insured 148,570,966 children for one year
...hired 4,299,838 additional public school teachers for one year.
...provided 12,028,002 students four-year scholarships at public universities.




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