4500 US soldiers dead, 45 000 wounded.
1-2 millions Iraqi civilians dead. 5 million Iraqi refugees, 2 millions forced to feel the country.
Destruction of most of Iraq’s infrastructure, including the water and electricity supply, and what was once the best medical organization in the region.
The capitalist imperial occupation war has wreaked enormous havoc on Iraq’s social structure.
Systematic abuses in prison system for resistance fighters.
Once the initial invasion and occupation failed to establish a stable puppet Iraqi regime, Washington purposely seized on and exacerbated divisions among ethnic and religious groups in Iraq.
The U.S. separated the Kurdish region and set quotas for Sunni and Shiite groups in the government, using a “divide and conquer” strategy.
Despite Pentagon assurances to the contrary, there is still much violence.
Country, which once had one of the highest literacy rates in the Middle East, now has one of the worst.
”While Iraq boasted a record low illiteracy rate for the Middle East in the 1980s, illiteracy jumped to at least 20 percent in 2010.
Moreover, illiteracy among women in Iraq, at 24 percent, is more than double that of men (11 percent)
Poverty, crime, prostitution - real capitalist imperial reality seized the country, once stable with good lives for everybody under a socialist autocrat president.
U.S. still maintains a sizable military presence in Iraq and will for some time to come.
They will rely primarily on nearly 20,000 private “contractors,” i.e., mercenaries, who earned a fearsome reputation during the war for their rapacious and murderous policies toward civilians.
U.S. claims that it is there to provide “stability” and train Iraqis to protect themselves from “foreign enemies” are patently false and absurd.
Today, nearly all of the 700,000-strong Iraqi puppet army is positioned throughout the country to repress the population.
U.S. forces will be across the border in Kuwait, kept there just in case Iraq’s puppet government deviates from the pursuit of U.S.