Ten Grim Lessons Learned From the Iraq War

Source: CNN

Author: Tony Karon

Saddam Hussein has gone, but at a cost to his own people of almost nine years of war, civil strife, terrorism and occupation that left more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians dead and millions displaced from their homes, infrastructure destroyed (water and electricity supplies in Iraq remain patchy even now) and the country’s social fabric torn apart.

Of the 1.5 million American soldiers that cycled through Iraq, 4,487 were killed and tens of thousands left with debilitating physical and psychological scars. And the war has cost the United States some $1 trillion and counting.

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Categories: Asia, War

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  1. gee, tony baloney…didn’t you forget to mention the 500,000 iraqi children who died as a result of the sanctions ???

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