Today is the anniversary of the United States’ attack on Iraq — a country which did not attack us on September 11, 2001, or any other time, and did not possess the means to do so.
Here are a few of the costs of George W. Bush’s deadly folly:
US military deaths: 4259
US military suicides (in Iraq): 177
US military wounded: 31,102
Iraqi deaths: estimated to be 946,000 to 1.12 million
Lies told by the Bush administration to get us into Iraq: 935 (and counting)
Financial cost of Iraq war (US): Approximately $656.1 billion (and counting)
Finally, as if all this is not enough, we have lost basic Constitutional protections — in the name of keeping us “safe.” Keith Olbermann says it well in this Special Comment regarding habeas corpus:
UPDATE: Think Progress has a timeline of the Iraq War here.