Operation Iraqi Liberation “OIL” has finished in Iraq on Dec 15, 2011. The final 4,000 US Military troops will be out by Christmas. At what price?
After nearly $1,000,000,000,000 US Taxpayer Dollars wasted and 8 years 8 months 26 days of shock and awe, the death toll is enormous. 4,479 US Soldiers gave their life [confirmed kills] with 32,200 injured. Approximately 950,152 Iraqi Civilians and Military died.
Was the mission even accomplished? One thing is certain – War is hell.
” It has been a disaster, that should not have happened. It is a disaster full of death and destruction.” – Raed Jarrar, Iraqi American blogger/activist
The Americans are leaving behind them a destroyed country with thousands of widows and orphans.
US officials were unable to reach an agreement with the Iraqis on legal issues and troop immunity from prosecution in Iraqi courts.
” They’re [Iraq] going to face challenges in the future.” – Leon Panetta, US Defense Secretary