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Originally posted by chickeneater
Wake up and smell Allah's ass.
Originally posted by antar
I am so grateful I live in our free society, with all of its flaws we still maintain a steadfast direction towards a higher development of human evolution.
Is the U.S. Responsible for the Death of Nearly a Million Iraqis?
This week, the Congressional Research Service put the financial cost of the war in Iraq at $10 billion a month.
A key question is missing from this debate. How many Iraqis have died as a result of the U.S. invasion? The New York Times editorial is silent on this matter.
In a scientific study published last fall in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet, researchers from Johns Hopkins estimated that 650,000 Iraqis had died because of our government’s invasion of their country. The survey that produced that estimate was completed in July, 2006. That was a year ago.
Just Foreign Policy has attempted to update the Lancet estimate in the best way we know. We have extrapolated from the Lancet estimate, using the trend provided by the tally of Iraqi deaths reported in Western media compiled by Iraq Body Count. Our current estimate is that 974,000 Iraqis have died as a result of the U.S. invasion.