Almost 4,500 U.S. troops were killed and more than 32,000 wounded, including thousands with critical brain and spinal injuries. Estimates of the number of Iraqi civilian fatalities are staggering, ranging from 100,000 to 600,000. The monetary cost could exceed $3 trillion.GREEN BERET DETACHMENT CARRY THE CASKET OF SFC NATHAN CHAPMAN

While the war in Iraq has ended, the sacrifice for vets continues back in a civilian world they often find “foreign” and isolating.   Twenty-two U.S. veterans commit suicide every day!”  –   Ten years after Iraq invasion, US troops ask: ‘Was it worth it?’

–  The Bottom Line  –

So with all the trillions  of dollars and thousands of American soldiers and civilians (mostly Christian)  dieing for Kuwait, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan etc, the result is this:

Christmas in Iraq: Islamic jihadists murder at least 34 people with bomb attacks in Christian areas

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Christmas a day of terror for Christians in Iraq; Christianity “squeezed out to extinction” in Middle East

Posted on December 23, 2013 by Robert Spencer

… While millions of Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Christmas, a dwindling number of believers in Iraq will be forced to mark the birth of Christ in private, if at all.

Christians are afraid to put up a Christmas tree or other decorations, according to one Christian pastor in Iraq. Such displays of faith in an increasingly extremist nation can bring threats and violence, say human rights groups. Christian churches must be regularly guarded, but congregants are even more on edge during their holiest days. …

“We’re deeply concerned that Christianity is being squeezed out to extinction maybe in the next decade or so in the Middle East,” Curry said. “Some of these countries, especially Iraq, have environments that are very hostile because of extremists in the region.” …

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