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The Iraq War Unnecessarily Prolonged the Conflict in Afghanistan
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The Iraq War Unnecessarily Prolonged the Conflict in Afghanistan

The high cost of the Iraq War was not worth the gains we've made through our invasion, writes Lawrence J. Korb.

An objective analysis that compares the costs of the war in Iraq with the benefits, something the Bush administration unfortunately did not do before its mindless, needless, senseless invasion, makes it clear that the Iraq war was not worth it.

The costs in blood and treasure are horrendous. Over the past eight and a half years, approximately 4,500 brave servicemen and women have lost their lives; another 32,000 have suffered physical wounds, and several hundred thousand psychological wounds, which have led to exponential increases in suicide, divorce, and spousal abuse rates.

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Lawrence J. Korb

Senior Fellow

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