Well folks, we have one more bit of news about the endless tragedies caused by the Bush/Cheney Regime's invasion of Iraq. For those who are going to blast me and make ignorant comments about why we shouldn't give a shit, well, we should: 1. We are spending billions in military costs on a direct basis every month. The costs of keeping our troops and equipment in the quagmire is horrendous. 2. We are spending as much or more for the same purposes in Afghanastan. 3. We are spending undisclosed billions in Pakistan. 4. Our enemies use this type of news to foment increased hatred of us around the world. And, it apparently is working! 5. We spend even more billions in defense of our country and our "interests" around the globe. 6. The widows and other refugees are ending up in Syria and other countries in the region. None of them can really afford the costs and civil unrest this creates for them. I expect we will soon be hearing about the US taxpayers providing "aid" to these countries. It will be couched in "moral obligation" and "compassion" and while those are valid reasons it is not something we can afford. 7. We will continue to provide billions to the Iraqi government so they can pass it along to the victims. Shortly after the Bush/Cheney Regime got bogged down in the country, after Bush announced "Mission Accomplished", you and I started carrying the costs of providing every Iraqi with free medical care. That Regime was cold-hearted and cruel about uninsured Americans and spread lies and misinformation to the public at large so that we would not support giving welfare to lazy, whining Americans. 8. We will be spending untold amounts each year, for decades to come, to care for our mangled and disabled veterans. The emotional crises faced by them and their families/friends/communities are not really known but, what the govt does readily admit it that is and will continue to be astonishing. The suicide rate of returning vets is so high that it is considered an epidemic. Feel free to add to the list! Oh, and did you hear about how one base commander came up with an idiotic way to fix it? (Idiots like him are who we are supposed to rely on to lead us and keep us free and safe.) He was probably a protege of General McChrystal. He gave a speech to the troops about how suicide caused lots of problems,, therefore, there would be no suicides at his base in the future! And that was an order! God help us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No one else will.