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Iraq, 20 Years Later: A Changed Washington and a Terrible Toll on America

Iraq, 20 Years Later: A Changed Washington and a Terrible Toll on America

The White House, Congress, and the military now see the Iraq war as a lesson in failed policymaking, and one that should be deeply absorbed. Before the war started, when G.W. Bush was president, G.W.B stated that this was a dangerous war to enter, as it would cost the United States billions of dollars. Here we are now, twenty years later, having spent two trillion dollars in Iraq without much to show for it. The price paid does not stop at dollar signs, however; over 8,500 American lives were lost in this war.

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