Thursday, March 19, 2009

Six Years On

Posted By on Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 1:11 PM

In every edition of Boise Weekly, we wrap up the citydesk column with a couple of numbers under the heading "war in Iraq."

Here's this week's numbers:
• U.S. CASUALTIES: As of Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 4,260 U.S. service members (including 31 Idahoans) have died since the war in Iraq began in March 2003: 3,424 in combat and 836 from non-combat-related incidents and accidents. Injured service members total 31,131. In the last week, three U.S. soldiers died.
• Since President Barack Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 31 soldiers have died. (Source: U.S. Dept. of Defense)
• IRAQI CIVILIAN DEATHS: Estimated between 91,121 and 99,500. (Source: iraqbodycount.net)
• COST OF IRAQ WAR: $605,539,591,125 (Source: costofwar.com)

Six years today since the invasion of Iraq, it seemed like a good time to revisit this clip.

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