Today is the fith anniversary of the Iraq War.Ã‚Â
Saddam Hussein and his sons are dead.
No WMDs were found.
3,979 US Soldiers Killed, 29,320 Seriously Wounded
$600 billion of US taxpayers’ funds spent andÃ‚Â President Bush has requested another $200 billion for 2008; by the tiem all costs of the war are factored in, it will likely cost the US $2.7 trillion in funds.
U.S. Monthly Spending in Iraq – $12 billion in 2008
Lost & Unaccounted forÃ‚Â $9 billion of US taxpayers’ money in cash.
Lost or missing $549.7 milion in spare parts shipped in 2004 to US contractors which includes 190,000 guns, of which 110,000 AK-47 rifles; the insurgents are using our own weapons against our troops.
Halliburton Overcharges Classified by the Pentagon as Unreasonable and Unsupported – $1.4 billion
Amount paid to KBR, a former Halliburton division, to supply U.S. military in Iraq with food, fuel, housing and other items – $20 billion
Portion of the $20 billion paid to KBR that Pentagon auditors deem “questionable or supportable” – $3.2 billion
Iraqi civilians killed: estimated between 600,000 and one million.
Daily Insurgent Attacks, Feb 2004 – 14
Daily Insurgent Attacks, July 2005 – 70
Daily Insurgent Attacks, May 2007 – 163
Estimated Insurgency Strength, Nov 2003 – 15,000
Estimated Insurgency Strength, Oct 2006 – 20,000 – 30,000
Estimated Insurgency Strength, June 2007 – 70,000