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Iraq War Could Cost $6 Trillion

The US war in Iraq has cost $1.7 trillion with an additional $490 billion in benefits owed to war veterans. But the cost could grow to more than $6 trillion over the next four decades when interest payments are included, according to study released on Thursday.

The study comes from the Costs of War Project by the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. It not only estimates the staggering financial costs, but the human costs as well.

The low-end estimate for Iraqi civilians killed is about 134,000, although the Watson Institute says the war may have contributed to as many as four times that number.

The much-cited, peer-reviewed Lancet study found in 2006 that about 650,000 Iraqis, both civilians and fighters, had died from the war up until that point. Credible research estimates that more than 1 million Iraqis were killed, with 4.5 million displaced.

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Yup and don't forget to fully

Yup and don't forget to fully support all the heroes who have volunteered to bankrupt this country while supporting some sick demented fantasy about doing something good.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

The good news is...

...$6 trillion isn't nearly what it used to be worth.

Confiscate the assets of all

Confiscate the assets of all political supporters (politicians) of the Iraq War who unilaterally invaded foreign nations without a formal Declaration of War. Confiscate the assets of all constituents who directly supported the Iraq War through ANY means of communication. If it weren't for the trauma inflicted on the soldiers fighting the war, I'd even recommend confiscating the assets of the soldiers as well. Although exceptions exist, most of the troops engaged in combat have probably suffered enough already. I'd definitely confiscate the assets of the military brass, i.e. generals, not colonel and below. Confiscate the assets of corporations doing business with the government, e.g. private contractors with the DoD. Confiscate the assets of foreign dictators and their heirs which were supported by foreign "aid" in the name of conducting the "War on Terror". Confiscate the assets of the Federal Reserve System which aids and abets the ability to conduct illegal wars such as the Irag War or more broadly as the "War on Terror". Sell the confiscated assets at auction and apply the funds against the national debt. What should we, the people, do with the DoD? I have a few ideas ... ;)

I write this post partly in jest to illustrate the magnitude of the problem with the social, political, financial, and military-industrial establishments. Houston, we, the people, have a problem, a BIG problem. Let the financial hurt of the warmongers begin. Even members of my own family should lose everything as a lesson.

I did my job

In 2002 and early 2003 demonstrating against this upcoming war in several countries in Europe.

Where was the Liberty oriented America when millions of us were protesting on the streets -- knowing the WMD was a lie?

We tried to PREVENT the war.
Got little help from Americans.

Jingoism ruled.
Vietnam syndrom.

1-2 million marches in Rome and London!!!
And you did precious little.

NOW Syria.
Same thing.
People sold to suffering.
Taxpayers funding another satanic war.

But this time around the whole planet is at stake!!!
We are talking the War that can END human life -- ALL life.

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Thanks Tom.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Thank you for all you do my friend

Enjoy your weekend.

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Thank you Tom

Enjoy yours too.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

I wish I could speak in the language spoken in Heaven

to tell you how much I cherish/Love you and the website you gave birth to.

Salute my Dear Friend in Liberty!

Searching for a song for you to listen...
Pink Floyd 'The Wall' comes to mind.

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