The Iraq War Cost U.S Citizens more than TWO TRILLION DOLLAR$ and CAN GROW QUICKLY to SIX TRILLION DOLLAR$!!!
Thank you Presidents Clinton [and HILLARY], Bush Jr [CHENEY/RUMSFELD], and Obama [BIDEN/BRENNAN] and all their political cronies and military/industrial war profiteers.
In a recent article by Daniel Trotta in Reuters [thanks Huff Post, posted earlier], he correctly reports the following facts about the COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY, SELF –DESTRUCTIVE WAR in Iraq initiated by ‘Shock and Awe’ POTUS, Bush Jr and the Usual Suspects.
Here are the warmongers who sent our brave warriors into battle yet these chickenhawks either avoided military services entirely or if the served (only Rumsfeld) avoided combat. They must be held accountable! feel free to add to the list or add info.
1] POTUS Clinton, Bush Jr
2] VP Cheney (avoided military service a total of 7 times)
3] Donald Rumsfeld (naval flight instructor, reservist)
4] Zalmay Khalizad, Sandy Berger, Frank Fukuyama
5] Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Steve Hadley, Condi Rice
6] Dennis Ross, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, George Tenet (DCI)
7] David Wurmser (an advisor to Dick Cheney whom I had fired)
Here are some of the horrific numbers and stats:
 Iraq War cost $1.7 Trillion [too many zeros to even write out!] with an additional $490Billion [what’s a billion here and there?] in benefits owed to war veterans and that number could grow to over $6 Trillion over the next decade.
 The IRAQ War KILLED at least 134,000 Iraqi civilians and may have caused up to 536,000 innocent Iraqi deaths.
On the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 stand down, a 2011 study from 30 Academics and experts published in the Watson Institute Study [I Knew Ambassador Watson –good man!] stated that the wars in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan DIRECTLY cost the U.S. treasury [that’s you and me] $3.7 TRILLION in ACTUAL EXPENDITURES and future commitments such as the MEDICAL AND DISABILITY CLAIMS OF US WAR VETERANS—most of whom can barely afford to live a normal physical, emotional , and financial existence, thanks to the PTSD and other major IED injuries.
 The estimated death toll from the THREE WARS, previously at 224,000 to 258,000 increased to a range of 272,00 to 329,000 two years later.
 The interest of expenses for the Iraq War could amount to $4 TRILLION during that ten year period of wars.
 The social cost of the burdens placed on the brave men and women who fought the UNNECESSARY WAR was ASTOUNDING in terms of broken families, displaced spouses and children. In actual dollars, the medical and disability claims for veterans after a decade of war totaled $33billion and two years later that cost grew to $134Billion.
What DID WE GAIN AS A COUNTRY? and HOW MUCH DAMAGE DID WE INCUR?
 The experts in the Watson Report concluded as many of us warned before the war that little if nothing was gained from the war and actually we did horrific damage: a traumatized country of Iraq, thousands of disabled veterans and a U.S. economy that TANKED.
 The Iraq War REINVIGORATED radical Islamic militants in the region.
 The Iraq War set back Women’s rights in this area of the world.
 The Iraq War weakened an already precarious Iraqi health care system.
 As predicted by me and others, the IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION $212 Billion was a complete failure!!! Most of the dollars went to waste and fraud…..into the pockets of those named in this blog and others.
 POTUS BUSH JR claimed there were WMD and that was the rationale for the war but surprise! There weren’t any WMD! We know this now! [also POTUS Clinton provided him with OSBL, RENDITION, And “PREPPING” for “STAND DOWN”] The MILITARY /CIA INTEL COMMUNITY LIED-Thanks General Michael Hayden, DCI—George Tenet and all the CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS WHO GAVE US THE PATRIOTS ACT—Hillary Clinton, Max Baucus, Jim McDermott, Harry Reid, (will post a couple links to start the research going)
Not one person in the Administration STOOD UP !!!
But here is the absurd commentary of the Bush Jr War:
Steve Bucci , the military assistant to Former SEC DEF Rumsfeld, now a Fellow at the Heritage Foundation:
“Action needed to be taken…. It was really in Iraq that al-Qaeda central died.. they got waxed.”
The only ones who got WAXED were the AMERICAN PUBLIC, THE INNOCENT IRAQI CIVILIANS and PAKISTANI CIVILIANS!!!!
Now it’s time to WAX the PERPETRATORS of the WAR:
This includes members of the military (other than General Shinseki who bravely disagreed with the likes of Rumsfeld) and intel communities who did not stand up and challenge the disastrous activities/policies of POTUS and his administration.
Dear AMERICANS, it’s time that we PROSECUTE THESE WAR CRIMINALS ACCORDING TO OUR AMERICAN CODE OF JUSTICE.
These nefarious characters must relinquish all their personal gains from books, speeches and other unseemly activities and immediately REIMBURSE THE US TREASURY for their ill gotten gains. And they must be held accountable for their crimes.
I am talking about the likes of General Tommy Franks, General John Abizaid, General Richard Myers as well as the names listed at the top of this blog.
It’s also time for the Combat Veterans of Pakistan, Iraq, and Afghanistan to extract their measure of moral and military justice from these cowardly, crooked military and civilian leaders. Clearly, they are the Benedict Arnolds of the 21st century. Why aren't these traitors to our country's foundation/morality being held accountable for their crimes against our once great nation? Why are we allowing our legal system to be corrupted by the same individuals who should be prosecuted? I can only hope that my blogs will help the decent citizen understand that we have been waxed by our own leadership and we are now paying a very high price. Enough!