The Iraq War was based on lies from before it began. Today the cost is evident in the more than 1 million Iraqi civilians dead, at least 4,000 U.S. troops dead, and a financial cost to the U.S. of over 3 TRILLION dollars. The figures are shocking because much of the reality is hidden: the flag-draped coffins are hidden from television cameras. The Iraqi dead remain unmentioned. The financial cost remains hidden because taxes have not been raised, taxes for the rich have been cut, and most importantly the war is being paid for on a credit card — which generations into the future will have to pay. This two-page fact sheet documents an overview of the human , financial and social costs.