Making Contact, for April 29, 2011 - 1:30pm
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Almost 4,500 American soldiers and more than 100,000 Iraqis have died since the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003. Although President Obama officially declared the end of U.S. combat in August 2010, 50,000 U.S. troops still occupy Iraqi soil and financially it’s estimated to cost $750 billion dollars thus far.
Eight years after the U.S.’ began its “Shock and Awe” campaign, we look back and assess the consequences of the war. On this edition, we hear an audio documentary, “The Cost of War: A Reflection on Eight Years in Iraq” produced by KALW News in San Francisco.
Special thanks to KALW News in San Francisco.
George W. Bush, former U.S. President; Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense; Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State; Yara Badday, Iraqi-American; Paul Bremer, former U.S. Administrator to Iraq; Richard Becker, West Coast Coordinator for ANSWER Coalition; Paul Wolfowitz, former Deputy Secretary of Defense; Ghazwan Al-sharif, Iraqi translator; Ryan Berg, U.S. Marine; Starlyn Lara, U.S. Army; Jordan Towers, U.S. Marine; Barack Obama, U.S. President; Aaron Glantz, journalist.