Humint Events Online: At Long Last, US Troops Are Leaving Iraq

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

At Long Last, US Troops Are Leaving Iraq

More, with a whimper, than a bang. The rape is over, leaving brutal scars.

Thousands of US soldiers killed, tens of thousands wounded and/or maimed, thousands of lives ruined, hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars gone.

And on the Iraq side, at a minimum:

Number of Iraqis who died of violence 2003-2011: 150,000 to 400,000.

Population of Iraq: 30 million.

Percentage of Iraqis who lived in slum conditions in 2000: 17

Percentage of Iraqis who live in slum conditions in 2011: 50

Number of the 30 million Iraqis living below the poverty line: 7 million.

Orphans in Iraq: 4.5 million.

Orphans living in the streets: 600,000.

Iraqi refugees displaced by the American war to Syria: 1 million

Internally displaced persons in Iraq: 1.3 million

Proportion of displaced persons who have returned home since 2008: 1/8

Rank of Iraq on Corruption Index among 182 countries: 175

The cruel aftermath of Fallujah, as one example.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the sad part is that no-one really cares because they are too busy dealing with mountains of crap in their own lives. All in the name of freedom, of course.

6:44 AM  

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