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Iraq War Results & Statistics at January 29, 2009

Postby Paphitis » Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:56 pm

Feb 2 2009
For your quick reading, I've listed key statistics about the Iraq War, taken primarily from data analyzed by various think tanks, including The Brookings Institution's Iraq Index, and from mainstream media sources. Data is presented as of January 29, 2009, except as indicated.

U.S. SPENDING IN IRAQ


Spent & Approved War-Spending - About $800 billion of US taxpayers' funds spent or approved for spending through mid-2009.

U.S. Monthly Spending in Iraq - $12 billion in 2008

U.S. Spending per Second - $5,000 in 2008 (per Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on May 5, 2008)

Cost of deploying one U.S. soldier for one year in Iraq - $390,000 (Congressional Research Service)

Lost & Unaccounted for in Iraq - $9 billion of US taxpayers' money and $549.7 milion in spare parts shipped in 2004 to US contractors. Also, per ABC News, 190,000 guns, including 110,000 AK-47 rifles.

Missing - $1 billion in tractor trailers, tank recovery vehicles, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and other equipment and services provided to the Iraqi security forces. (Per CBS News on Dec 6, 2007.)

Mismanaged & Wasted in Iraq - $10 billion, per Feb 2007 Congressional hearings

Halliburton Overcharges Classified by the Pentagon as Unreasonable and Unsupported - $1.4 billion

Amount paid to KBR, a former Halliburton division, to supply U.S. military in Iraq with food, fuel, housing and other items - $20 billion

Portion of the $20 billion paid to KBR that Pentagon auditors deem "questionable or supportable" - $3.2 billion

Number of major U.S. bases in Iraq - 75 (The Nation/New York Times)

TROOPS IN IRAQ

Iraqi Troops Trained and Able to Function Independent of U.S. Forces - 6,000 as of May 2007 (per NBC's "Meet the Press" on May 20, 2007)

Troops in Iraq - Total 147,000, including 142,000 from the US, 4,100 from the UK, and 900 from all other nations

U.S. Troop Casualties - 4,236 US troops; 98% male. 91% non-officers; 82% active duty, 11% National Guard; 74% Caucasian, 9% African-American, 11% Latino. 19% killed by non-hostile causes. 54% of US casualties were under 25 years old. 72% were from the US Army

Non-U.S. Troop Casualties - Total 315, with 178 from the UK

US Troops Wounded - 31,004, 20% of which are serious brain or spinal injuries (total excludes psychological injuries)

US Troops with Serious Mental Health Problems - 30% of US troops develop serious mental health problems within 3 to 4 months of returning home

US Military Helicopters Downed in Iraq - 68 total, at least 36 by enemy fire

IRAQI TROOPS, CIVILIANS & OTHERS IN IRAQ

Private Contractors in Iraq, Working in Support of US Army Troops - More than 180,000 in August 2007, per The Nation/LA Times.

Journalists killed - 136, 92 by murder and 44 by acts of war

Journalists killed by US Forces - 14

Iraqi Police and Soldiers Killed - 8,887

Iraqi Civilians Killed, Estimated - A UN issued report dated Sept 20, 2006 stating that Iraqi civilian casualties have been significantly under-reported. Casualties are reported at 50,000 to over 100,000, but may be much higher. Some informed estimates place Iraqi civilian casualities at over 600,000.

Iraqi Insurgents Killed, Roughly Estimated - 55,000

Non-Iraqi Contractors and Civilian Workers Killed - 557

Non-Iraqi Kidnapped - 306, including 57 killed, 147 released, 4 escaped, 6 rescued and 89 status unknown.

Daily Insurgent Attacks, Feb 2004 - 14

Daily Insurgent Attacks, July 2005 - 70

Daily Insurgent Attacks, May 2007 - 163

Estimated Insurgency Strength, Nov 2003 - 15,000

Estimated Insurgency Strength, Oct 2006 - 20,000 - 30,000

Estimated Insurgency Strength, June 2007 - 70,000

QUALITY OF LIFE INDICATORS

Iraqis Displaced Inside Iraq, by Iraq War, as of May 2007 - 2,255,000

Iraqi Refugees in Syria & Jordan - 2.1 million to 2.25 million

Iraqi Unemployment Rate - 27 to 60%, where curfew not in effect

Consumer Price Inflation in 2006 - 50%

Iraqi Children Suffering from Chronic Malnutrition - 28% in June 2007 (Per CNN.com, July 30, 2007)

Percent of professionals who have left Iraq since 2003 - 40%

Iraqi Physicians Before 2003 Invasion - 34,000

Iraqi Physicians Who Have Left Iraq Since 2005 Invasion - 12,000

Iraqi Physicians Murdered Since 2003 Invasion - 2,000

Average Daily Hours Iraqi Homes Have Electricity - 1 to 2 hours, per Ryan Crocker, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq (Per Los Angeles Times, July 27, 2007)

Average Daily Hours Iraqi Homes Have Electricity - 10.9 in May 2007

Average Daily Hours Baghdad Homes Have Electricity - 5.6 in May 2007

Pre-War Daily Hours Baghdad Homes Have Electricity - 16 to 24

Number of Iraqi Homes Connected to Sewer Systems - 37%

Iraqis without access to adequate water supplies - 70% (Per CNN.com, July 30, 2007)

Water Treatment Plants Rehabilitated - 22%

RESULTS OF POLL Taken in Iraq in August 2005 by the British Ministry of Defense (Source: Brookings Institute)

Iraqis "strongly opposed to presence of coalition troops - 82%

Iraqis who believe Coalition forces are responsible for any improvement in security - less than 1%

Iraqis who feel less secure because of the occupation - 67%

Iraqis who do not have confidence in multi-national forces - 72%

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Postby miltiades » Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:40 am

The savages strike again at the Iraqi people , strange how the supporters of these barbarians NEVER notice such disgusting savage acts where a woman ?? more like a bloody vulture , blows herself up and kills women and children attending a religious festival. These utterly barbaric savage acts are sponsored by so called scholars !!!

Read all about it :
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/w ... 724409.ece
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Postby Free Spirit » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:15 pm

saravakos wrote:http://www.Beano
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Postby saravakos » Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:39 am

Wouldnt it be NF literature you'd be reading you racist prick?
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Postby miltiades » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:13 pm

saravakos wrote:Wouldnt it be NF literature you'd be reading you racist prick?

Any tears left for this horrid attack ?
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Postby saravakos » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:54 pm

Yes it is a horrid attack, but as i said before, there was NONE OF THIS HAPPENING BEFORE AMERICA DECIDED TO INVADE AND GRAB THE OIL. Kapish?!
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Postby miltiades » Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:40 pm

saravakos wrote:Yes it is a horrid attack, but as i said before, there was NONE OF THIS HAPPENING BEFORE AMERICA DECIDED TO INVADE AND GRAB THE OIL. Kapish?!

Yes I agree , only the Shia Muslims that were gassed by Sadam would vehemently disagree !
What I'm trying to convey to you is that you are so engrossed in your hatred for America , a Greek affliction after all , that all you see and criticize are atrocities committed not as a premeditated act but in the course of fighting terrorism and stabilizing the security situation in Iraq so that the Iraqi government can handle by itself.
The fact that you detest America manifests in every one of your posts so you are not objective but driven by your revulsion of anything American.
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Postby saravakos » Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:18 pm

You're the hypocrite...i cant see you caring much about the thousands who died as a result of dictators being installed as American puppets when the CIA assassinated democratically elected governments??

The funny thing is you cant be that naive to actually believe they invaded to 'liberate' Iraq do you?! LOL they even admit there were no WMD's and it was all lies...BLOOD FOR OIL. There was no link between 9/11 and Iraq, it was just an excuse to invade and grab the oil...BLOOD FOR OIL.

Keep the believing the rubbish they feed you and feel remorse only for the actions they want you to.
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Postby Free Spirit » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:37 am

saravakos wrote:The funny thing is you cant be that naive to actually believe they invaded to 'liberate' Iraq do you?! LOL they even admit there were no WMD's and it was all lies...BLOOD FOR OIL. There was no link between 9/11 and Iraq, it was just an excuse to invade and grab the oil...BLOOD FOR OIL..


The sooner we develope alternative fuels and relieve ourselves of the depedency on Arab oil the better, then they (arabs, stand up shitters) can sink back into the quagmire of 'Tales From The Arabian Nights', get on their camels and ride away into the sunset whilst chanting slogans to their paedophile god.
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