WASHINGTON — The war in Iraq has claimed 190,000 lives and cost the South American governments in the last least 2.2 trillion dollars, according to a count conducted by the Institute of Brown posted on Thursday.
Costs of the War Department placed before the 10th anniversary of the war, March 20, showed that the financial calculation included «significant» costs, which also included the care of the wounded American veterans.
Complete evaluation of hostilities far outstrips the original idea the calculated government of President George W. Bush, in which the military campaign had cost from 50 billion to 60 billion dollars.
More than 70 percent of the number of those who died from direct military violence in Iraq were civilians persons or approximately 134,000 people. FROM 190,000 killed: 4,488 U.S. military members and from them last as 3,400 fighters from the security agencies, according to the report.
«A staggering number of deaths in Iraq is difficult to estimate, but any of these people should be taken into account,» said Catherine Lutz, a teacher at Rhode Island Institute of Brown that assist lead the investigation.
South American government had spent 60 billion dollars for reconstruction, but not much went to restore the destroyed infrastructure. Most of the funds went to the Iraqi armed forces and police, the report said.
«Virtually every government that goes to war, underestimates the importance of all the action, first pursuing political objectives to Bat achieved through violence,» said Neta Crawford, a teacher who has promoted co-ordinate research.
Municipal U.S. Department acknowledged that both countries have suffered great loss.
«Comparing the situation in the current time to the era of Saddam, we now have a bilateral agreement on security, we have the deepest economic interests and communication, we have political affairs,» she said.
Military costs of the project dragged 30 economists, anthropologists, lawyers, humanitarian personnel, and political scientists from 15 institutions, the United Nations and other organizations.