10-Year Iraq War Anniversary: What We’ve Learned
By Washington's Blog
Global Research, March 19, 2013
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The Iraq war started 10 years ago.

Here’s what we know now:

  • Saddam allegedly offered to leave Iraq if the U.S. would call off the war … but we refused
  • The American military used depleted uranium in Iraq – which can causes cancer and birth defects for decades (see this, this, this, this, this and this).
  • Nobel prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz estimated in 2008 that the Iraq war could cost America up to $5 trillion dollars.   But a new study by Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies says the Iraq war costs could exceed $6 trillion, when interest payments are taken into account.  And top economists say that war is bad for the economy
  • National security experts – including both hawks and doves – agree that waging war against Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries has weakened national security and increases terrorism. See this, this, this, this, this, this, this and this
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