Wednesday, February 16, 2011

War Is Over: 11 Abuses During The Iraq War (so far)


This is by far a short list, there isnt enough space on the entire Internet to cover EVERYTHING so...this is a short list.

The fatalities and violence are down in Iraq. The funding is going to drop for the war in Iraq. Every other country has left it to America to fight “terrorists” and non-existent “WMD”. As the anniversary for the Iraq War (part 2) approaches(it began on 3/20/03). Here are some of the sickest monetary abuses and just general shocking information. This war, in fact both wars saw record levels of corporations taking advantage of a war to steal whatever they can. As we are broke both financially and morally is this enough to finally stop these wars?

11. Amongst the lost and unaccounted for in Iraq is $9 billion of U.S. taxpayers' money, in cash, and $549.7 million in spare parts shipped in 2004 to US contractors. Also, per ABC News, 190,000 guns, including 110,000 AK-47 rifles M.I.A.

10. There is $1 billion in tractor-trailers, tank recovery vehicles, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and other equipment and services provided to the Iraqi security forces missing, possibly used against U.S. troops. (Per CBS News on Dec 6, 2007.)

9. $1.4 billion is what the Pentagon classified as Halliburton overcharges on contracts.

8. $20 billion, $3.2 billion of which the pentagon called “questionable”, is the amount paid to KBR, a former Halliburton division, to supply U.S. military in Iraq with food, fuel, housing and other items -

7. Cost of deploying one U.S. soldier for one year in Iraq - $390,000 (Congressional Research Service)

6. Total 47,000 U.S. troops as of Nov 30, 2010. All other nations have withdrawn their troops. (yes if you do the math from #7 it cost $18,330,000,00 just to put the troops currently in Iraq there, not to count how many have been and gone and troops in Afghanistan.)

5. 54% of US casualties were under 25 years old, 91% non-officers, the working class and poor young men.

4. The number US troops wounded in Iraq is 32,033, this is roughly equal to injuring the entire capitol city of Delaware, which is Dover. About 20% of these injuries are serious brain or spinal injuries. (This total excludes psychological injuries, such as PTSD or rape.)

3. 30% of US troops develop serious mental health problems within 3 to 4 months of returning home.

2. There have been 145 journalists killed: 97 by murder and 47 by acts of war, including 14 by the United States.

1. According to cables leaked to WikiLeaks, the U.S. Government estimated over 100,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed since 2003, but credible institutions have put it as high as 600,000.

The costs of the war(s) are growing so fast I have to use constantly updating apps to keep up. The war is over, we won-lost, its time to bring the boys back home Mr. President. Why keep killing and dieing, “Mission Accomplished” remember? G.W. on the deck of the USS Lincoln…ok but anyways its over.

Oh and America...Where are you on this one? Tell the people in charge to bring the people you ❤♥ love ❤♥ home!

*Just in case you’re curius here is the Afghanistan War and the Combined total.


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