As of Tuesday, day 1,624 of the Iraq War…
- 3,730 American service members have been reported killed.
- 27,662 have been reported wounded in action.
- 12,429 of those wounded service members were not able to return to duty.
- 70,749 is the minimum number of civilians killed in Iraq.
- $455.9 billion in taxpayer funds have been spent on the war.
- $57.8 billion of that is California taxpayers' share.
- $45.4 billion is what the state will spend on K-12 education next year, according to ebudget.ca.gov.
- $38 billion is earmarked in the enacted state budget for Health and Human Services, and $1.8 billion will go toward environmental protection, also according to ebudget.ca.gov.
Since the last Count…
- 25 more American service members have been reported killed.
- 156 more American service members have been reported wounded.
- 567 more Iraqi civilians have been reported killed.
- 1 million or more pilgrims were told Tuesday that they must leave the Shiite holy city of Karbala after 35 people were killed and more than 200 injured during two days of violence and gun-battles during a religious festival, reported the Associated Press.
- 1,200 Iraqi refugees met with actress Angelina Jolie on Tuesday as part of her role as a United Nations goodwill ambassador, reported E! News Online.
QUOTE: “It is absolutely essential that the ongoing debate about Iraq's future includes plans for addressing the enormous humanitarian consequences these people face,” Jolie said, according to the E! report.
—Information compiled by Joe Piasecki from reports by the US Department of Defense, Iraq Body Count and the National Priorities Project, unless otherwise noted.