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View Diary: 19 March - Iraq War: 190,000 lives, $2.2 trillion {New Indepth Report} (10 comments)

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    jimstaro, annieli

    we have no way of counting the numbers of suicides or deaths which were the direct or indirect result of these wars.  How many widows and kids live in poverty or near poverty because the family breadwinner was killed, injured, or otherwise crippled mentally or physically? No one will ever know.

    How many divorces and broken homes?  How many spouses battered because a healthy family member left for war and came home an emotional shell with a short temper? How many murders that would not have happened?

    How many go to jail or prison as the result of being an emotional and moral cripple?

    The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. - Sun Tzu

    by Otteray Scribe on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 04:03:56 PM PDT

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