The Iraq War was so messy and costly that the best attempt to assess the sheer damage is through numbers.
189,000: Direct war deaths, which doesn’t include the hundreds of thousands more that died due to war-related hardships.
4,488: Number of U.S. service personnel killed directly.
32,223: Number of troops injured (not including PTSD).
134,000: Number of civilians killed directly.
655,000: Number of people who have died in Iraq since the invasion that would not have died if the invasion had not occurred.
150: reporters killed.
2.8 million: internally displaced people.
2.1 million: refugees in Jordan
$1.7 trillion: Amount in war expenses spent by the U.S. Treasury Department as through Fiscal Year 2013.
$5,000: Amount spent per second.
$350,000: cost to deploy one American military member.
$490 billion: Amount in war benefits owed to war veterans.
$7 trillion: Projected interest payments due by 2053, because the war was paid for with borrowed money.
$20 billion: Amount paid to KBR, contractor responsible for equipment and services.
$3 billion: Amount of KBR payments Pentagon auditors considered “questionable.”
$60 billion: Amount paid for reconstruction. Ruled largely a waste due to corruption and shoddy work.
$4 billion: Amount owed to the U.S. by Iraq before the invasion.
$12 billion: Cost per month of the war by 2008.
$7 billion: Amount owed to Iraq by the U.S. after the war (mostly due to fraud).
$20 billion: Annual air conditioning cost.
Missing: $546 million in spare parts; 190,000 guns, including 110,000 AK-47s.
40 per cent: Increase in Iraqi oil production.
$5 billion: Revenue from Iraqi oil in 2003.
$85 billion: Revenue from Iraqi oil in 2011.
$150 billion: Amount oil companies are expected to invest in oil development over the next decade.
$75 billion: Approximate amount expected to go to American subcontracting companies, largest of all Halliburton.
0: Weapons of Mass Destruction found.
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