I thought I'll just add these additional facts here. I found them to be quite revealing.
Am I the ONLY one that find this disgusting? Please comment and let me know your thought guys.
Additional Iraq War Facts and Statistics
US Spending in Iraq
billion of US taxpayers' funds has been spent or approved for spending through November 2010. $9 billion
of this money is
lost or unaccounted for, as per ABC News.
In 2009, the U.S. monthly Spending in Iraq was $7.3 billion
(as of Oct 2009)
In 2008, the U.S. monthly Spending in Iraq was $12 billion
U.S. Spending per Second - $5,000
in 2008 (as per former per Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid)
Congressional Research Service puts the cost of deploying one U.S. soldier for one year in Iraq as $390,000
Casualties and Troops in Iraq
As of Nov 30, 2010, there were a total 47,000
U.S. troops in Iraq. All other Nations have withdrawn their troops.
As per The Washington Post, there were more than 180,000
Private Contractors in Iraq in August 2007
US troops are dead and and additional 32,033
are wounded, 20% of which are serious brain or spinal injuries. (Total excludes
psychological injuries). 30%
of US troops develop serious mental health problems within 3 to 4 months of returning home
So far, 147
Journalists have died in Iraq (14 of them by US Forces), and Iraqi Police and Soldiers casualties stand at 9,830.
A UN issued report dated Sept 20, 2006 stating that Iraqi civilian casualties have been significantly under-reported. Casualties are reported at
50,000 to over 100,000, but may be much higher. Some informed estimates place Iraqi civilian casualities at over 600,000.
The unemployment rate in Iraq is 27%
In 2007, 28%
Iraqi Children were suffering from Chronic Malnutrition (as per CNN)
Average Daily Hours Baghdad Homes Have Electricity - 5.6 in May 2007. Pre-War Daily Hours Baghdad Homes Have Electricity - 16 to 24
Iraqis "strongly opposed to presence of coalition troops
edit on 15-2-2011 by Pha3drus because: Grammar