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Cost of War in Iraq

Reader comment on item: What If the United States Had Not Invaded Iraq

Submitted by Paul Blumstein (United States), Sep 11, 2005 at 15:47

There are other costs not stated in the article:
-- Extensive monetary costs. Not just for the Military, but in rebuilding Iraq
-- Cost of American lives.
-- Cost of Innocent Iraqi lives.
-- Saddam maintained a peace between Shiites and Sunnis that is now gone and resulting in deaths
-- Saddam was also an enemy of Al Quaida and may have become an ally if handled properly.

As far as weighing positives and negatives, that is a value judgement.

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