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Five years and over one-half trillion dollars (and counting) later.......

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    Five years and over one-half trillion dollars (and counting) later, what do we really have?


    Nearly 4,000 US troops killed in combat; over 29,000 wounded.
    At least 145 deaths by suicide (thousands more have attempted suicide).
    Over 500 amputees (not counting fingers and toes).
    Over 7,500 with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
    An estimated 28% of troops that see combat return with PTSD.
    Upwards of 300,000 Iraq veterans are expected to develop some sort of mental health problem requiring treatment.
    Divorces, spousal abuse, alcoholism and drug abuse—all on the rise in the veteran population.



    SOURCES:
    http://icasualties.org/oif/
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080317/ts_alt_afp/iraqwar5yearsushealth
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080317/ts_alt_afp/iraqwar5yearsushealth
    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/565407
     
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