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Vittime civili irachene documentate dal 2003 al 2008:
82.249 – 89.760
Vittime militari (Stati Uniti e forze della coalizione) dal 2003 al 2008:
4.300
Militari feriti (Stati Uniti e forze della coalizione) dal 2003 al 2008:
29.314
Costo della guerra in Iraq preventivato dall’amministrazione Bush:
50-60 miliardi di dollari
Costo complessivo delle operazioni militari per gli Stati Uniti (2003-2008):
600 miliardi di dollari

Costo mensile delle operazioni militari in Iraq (per gli Stati Uniti):
12 miliardi di dollari
Costi previsti delle operazioni in Iraq e Afghanistan (proiezione al 2017):
da 1.700 a 2.700 miliardi di dollari
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Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)

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Analisti internazionali si scervellano da mesi circa la migliore exit strategy (espressione anglofona che il capitano giallorosso Francesco Totti, togliendosi il pollice di bocca, tradurrebbe con un capitolino “annamosene“) per risolvere i sempre più intricati nodi iracheni. Mentre Blair annuncia il graduale disimpegno britannico, forse anche perché preoccupato per la vita dei suoi umili fantaccini a cominciare dal giovine e sconosciuto soldato Harry Wales, in procinto di essere trasferito al fronte, autorevoli osservatori nominati dall’amministrazione Bush hanno stilato un elenco dei maggiori problemi che ancora minano il quieto vivere in Iraq. Al terzo posto figura il conflitto tra le diverse etnie che compongono il paese che fu sotto il gioco di Saddam “Hang the DeeJay” Hussein. Al secondo, è stato posto il problema del terrorismo e delle violenze che giornalmente si compiono nei principali centri urbani e che mietono vittime tra i militari ma soprattutto tra i civili inermi. Al primo posto, il Brain Trust di esperti nominati dall’amministrazione repubblicana non ha avuto dubbi. Dopo aver visionato il filmato che riportiamo di seguito non ha avuto dubbi: “Il principale problema dell’Iraq” – si legge nel rapporto finale – “è il traffico”.

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