The casualty numbers for soldiers and civilians keep climbing while people are still debating the real reason for the Iraq war. According to Just Foreign Policy, more than 1.3 million Iraqis have died since the military invasion of Iraq was launched in March 2003. According to AntiWar, the Iraq war has caused an estimated 100 000 US soldiers wounded and more than 4 000 killed in action (the current war in Afghanistan has claimed the lives of more than a thousand troops and 20 000 civilians). The human cost of the wars in Iraq is tremendous. It is estimated that 100 000 Iraqi soldiers were killed during the first 100 hours of the Gulf War in 1991. During the war from 1980 to 1988, more than a million people lost their lives. The reason for war is not always clear. The weapons of mass destruction were never found in Iraq. Perhaps the cause of the wars in Iraq was the greed for oil.