Members of a poor family sit in their makeshift house in Baghdad August 28, 2010. The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, says the Iraq war produced the worst humanitarian crisis in the Middle East since 1948, when half the Arab population of Palestine fled their homes after the creation of Israel. Picture taken August 28, 2010.


U.S. Troop Casualties – 4,416 US troops; Journalists killed – 141, (94 by murder and 47 by acts of war; 14 killed by US Forces)

US Troops Wounded – 31,616 through September 30, 2009, 20% of which are serious brain or spinal injuries.

Iraqi Police and Soldiers Killed – 9,571

Iraqi Civilians Killed, Estimated – A UN issued report dated Sept 20, 2006 stating that Iraqi civilian casualties have been significantly under-reported. Casualties are reported at 50,000 to over 100,000, but may be much higher. Some informed estimates place Iraqi civilian casualities at over 600,000-1,200,000.

Iraqi Insurgents Killed, Roughly Estimated – 55,000. Non-Iraqi Contractors and Civilian Workers Killed – 571

Spent & Approved War-Spending – About $900 billion of US taxpayers' funds spent or approved for spending through Sept 2010.

Iraqis Displaced Inside Iraq, by Iraq War, as of May 2007 – 2,255,000. Iraqi Refugees in Syria & Jordan – 2.1 million to 2.25 million

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