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Iraq war costs: 190 thousand people and $ 2.2 trillion

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Iraq war costs: 190 thousand people and $ 2.2 trillion

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Iraq war costs: 190 thousand people and $ 2.2 trillion

Published 15/03/2013 11:06 AM

WASHINGTON - (DPA): The results of a research project at Brown University published Thursday that US-led war in Iraq that killed 190 thousand people and will cost borne by the U.S. government at least $ 2.2 trillion.
According to a report (costs war) that comes its release before the tenth anniversary of the war in the March 20 / March that included the costs of financial accounts "huge" for the care of wounded Americans who participated in this war.

These estimates have been exceeded total much preliminary estimates announced by the government of President George W. Bush and reported that the war would cost $ 50 billion to $ 60 billion.

According to the report, more than 70 per cent of those who died in the violence of war or direct an estimated 134 thousand people were civilians. Americans form a small number of the dead 190 thousand of the victims and they were casualties of the U.S. in 4488 people from the military and at least 3,400 people from contractors.

Said Catherine Lutz, a professor at Brown University, Rhode Island, USA, which helped in the preparation of this study: "It is difficult to understand this huge number of dead in Iraq, but everyone of these individuals should be counted him."

The report stated that the U.S. government spent $ 60 billion for reconstruction, but little of that money has been allocated to repair damaged infrastructure, while most of the money went to the Iraqi army and police.

Nita said Crawford, a teacher who helped coordinate the study: "the moral of all governments that locked in the midst of wars would for ignition and ignore account its gross and تهول costs of political objectives to be achieved through these wars."

And approved the U.S. State Department that the two countries forward "great sacrifices." Said Victoria Nuland, a spokeswoman for the ministry in response to the report "the costs of the war," The United States and Iraq formed "important bilateral relationship from a strategic point of view".

She added: "compared to what we were in the era of Saddam, we now have a bilateral security pact, interests and deep economic relations. As we now have security and political relations."

And participated in the preparation of the draft (the costs of the war) 30 economists, anthropologists, lawyers, humanitarian workers and political scientists from 15 universities and the United Nations and other organizations.
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