At least 39 Iraqi civilians were killed today in a suicide bombing at a mosque in Karbala, according to the Associated Press.
For a breakdown of the positions that relevant politicians are taking on the war in Iraq, visit the slate.com link below. 36 U.S. soldiers were killed this month, which means at least one U.S. soldier was killed for every day that passed. Click here to view.
Casualties in Iraq
82,199 – 89,710: Killed since 1/03
For a list of recent events that have resulted in Iraqi casualties, visit :
4,266: Killed since the U.S. invasion of Iraq 3/20/03
145: Died of self-inflicted wounds, according to http://www.icasualties.org/
To view a breakdown of U.S. military casualties by state of residence, click here.
30,000?: Killed since 2003
127: journalists have been killed since the start of the war in March, according to www.cpj.org.
2.2 million: Iraqis displaced internally
2 million: Iraqis displaced to neighboring states
Incessant violence across much of Iraq’s central and southern regions has forced tens of thousands of people to leave their homes every month, presenting the international community with a humanitarian crisis even larger than the upheaval aid agencies had planned for during the 2003 war, according to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ estimates.
U.S. Military Wounded:
132,199: Wounded from 3/19/03 to 3/01/08
The Guardian cost of Iraq war report (03/17/07): So far, $503 billion for the U.S., $63 billion for California and $1 billion for San Francisco.
Compiled by Paula Connelly
Here is a running total of the cost of the Iraq War to the U.S. taxpayer, provided by the National Priorities Project located in Northampton, Massachusetts. The number is based on Congressional appropriations. Niko Matsakis of Boston, MA and Elias Vlanton of Takoma Park, MD originally created the count in 2003 on costofwar.com. After maintaining it on their own for the first year, they gave it to the National Priorities Project to contribute to their ongoing educational efforts.
To bring the cost of the war home, please note that California has already lost $63 billion and San Francisco has lost $1 billion to the Bush war and his mistakes. In San Francisco alone, the funds used for the war in Iraq could have been used to provide 3,144,442 homes with renewable electricity, 726,370 people with health care, or 31,528 public safety. For a further breakdown of the cost of the war to your community, see the NPP website aptly titled “turning data into action.”
For more information on what the war is costing the United States visit the American Service Friends Committee website here.