March 20, 2013
Ten years have passed since the start of the Iraq war. In that time, thousands of U.S. service members died, and potentially hundreds of thousands of Iraqi citizens lost their lives. In this decade of war, tens of thousands of Iraq war veterans have suffered physical and mental disabilities, and many will continue to deal with these issues for the rest of their lives. A war of choice, based on a lie, has now cost us over $2 trillion. And the cost is only going to continue to rise with the medical needs of Iraq war veterans for many more decades to come.