March 19, 2011 – Ninth Year of the US

3 million Iraqis have been displaced from their homes.

4,400 US soldiers have been killed; 32,000 seriously wounded.

Documented estimates of number of Iraqi civilians killed vary from 100,000-600,000+.

The US spent (or authorized) about $800 billion for the war and occupation since March 19, 2003, money that could have been used at home.

Over 50% of urban Iraqis now live in slums, a huge increase since 2003.

In spite of claims of US withdrawal the occupation persists: 50,000 troops remain and more than 50 bases; US taxes pay for 10,000 armed mercenaries; the US embassy in Baghdad is the size of Vatican City. There is no indication the US is leaving Iraq anytime soon.

Who is paying the price?
People with names, families, friends, hopes and dreams.