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message 1: by Héctor (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:39PM) (new)

Héctor The Iraq war has certainly been costly in terms of lives lost, with thousands of U.S. military personnel dead, and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who have been killed. Also, the economic costs are far greater than most people imagine, with more than $1 trillion tax dollars spent in the first four years of the war. One trillion dollars equals $720 million spent each day, or $500,000 per minute. The taxpayer money spent on the war is displacing millions of Iraqis and destroying their hospitals and schools instead of supporting health care, education and housing for people in our own communities.

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message 2: by Farzan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:40PM) (new)

Farzan (persianguy1983) The cost of war is poverty for that country which conquered by others for example let me analyze Iraq's situation , it's really horrible to see ,every day hundred thousand of people kill in bomb attack ... this is the cost of war

message 3: by Héctor (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:40PM) (new)

Héctor Of course, Farzan. But this money could be used for better aims.

message 4: by Farzan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:40PM) (new)

Farzan (persianguy1983) what's better aims ? Gaining money to attack other countries . it's not rational proof to get money because of war or ruins people's life.

message 5: by Héctor (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:41PM) (new)


message 6: by Violeta (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:41PM) (new)

Violeta (violetagloria) | 1 comments the cost of war is not just the infrastructures' destruction nor the amount invested to launch major offensives in conflict zones but also the psychological and emotional trauma of people involved or directly affected in this armed confrontations. These invisible effects of war is the most costly aspect of it. It can even motivate another cycle of violence.

message 7: by Héctor (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:41PM) (new)

Héctor War=zero sum
See the topic "Irak Report" in this group for the humanitarian situation in Irak.

message 8: by Héctor (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:43PM) (new)

Héctor The humanitarian crisis triggered by the mass exodus of refugees from the on-going and widespread violence in Iraq shows little sign of abating. In fact, recent estimates show this to be the fastest growing displacement crisis in the world with the number of those displaced now having reached 4.2 million – 2.2 million internally displaced within Iraq and over 2 million outside the country. The impact of such mass movement has resulted in an increasingly critical situation for host communities, notably Syria and Jordan, which can no longer be ignored. Unwelcome measures are now being taken by these neighbouring states to restrict the entry of Iraqi refugees as they become overwhelmed by a humanitarian crisis to which the world has thus far failed adequately to respond.

Millions in flight: the Iraqi refugee crisis in:

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