Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Iraq War Update

I saw this article today about the Iraq War and how little we really know about it. Bad things happen when you let a government go to war without keeping records so that nobody really knows how much money is being spent or how many people are being killed.

William Rivers Pitt | Remember
William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: "Six years ago, the United States of America began the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Since then, 4,259 American soldiers have been killed and tens of thousands more have been wounded. There is no accurate accounting of Iraqi dead and wounded, because as we were told, we do not do body counts. Because the Bush administration left its Iraq expenditures off the budget, and because of the tremendous amount of war-profiteering, graft and theft that has been involved, we do not know exactly how much we have spent. For the record, 2,192 days later, this is how we got here."
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