4,969. 4/15/2003

“The economic cost of the looting [in Iraq, following the overthrow of Saddam in April 2003] was estimated at $12 billion, not including the future costs in delayed reconstruction, and the political price of having Iraqis equate freedom with disorder and violence.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Larry Diamond, Squandered Victory, Page 282

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