Sayre Sheldon in the Boston Globe on the end of the Iraq War
On Sunday, December 11th WAND's President Emerita Sayre Sheldon had a letter to the editor published in The Boston Globe. The link to the letter is here or you can read it below.
True war cost must include tally of Iraqi's losses
LINDA J. Bilmes estimates that the Iraq war will cost the United States a staggering $4 trillion, plus a human cost that will continue here for years ( “What have we learned?’’ Op-ed, Dec. 7). She alludes to the remaining problems in Iraq. Yet only if we in this country really face the results of the war for Iraqis can the entire cost of the conflict be understood. Iraqi deaths are estimated in the hundreds of thousands, millions remain in exile, living conditions have deteriorated to a level far below pre-war conditions, and violence continues to take civilian lives. We cannot blame ourselves entirely for these results, but we need to factor them into the cost of this war, or any war.