posted on Sep, 17 2007 @ 02:00 PM
This is another article about how much civilians are suffering in Iraq, and yet in a US poll, the median answer which people thought was only 9,890 -
this despite the fact that the army estimated it would need 1.5 billion rounds per year!
The estimated number of insurgents is between 20,000 and 30,000 which means a horrendus number of civilians are being killed each year.
It's the numbers which really get me, more than 1 in 5 respondents said at least one person in their household had been killed since 2003, and
whichever way you look at it that's an incredible number.
Of course there is some dispute as to the actual number, with some press in the US sticking to the 75-80,000 mark, but this is patently absurd
according to some of the most respected estimates.
The idea that the US is saving more lives by continuing to occupy iraq is clearly bizarre in the light of these figures.
(visit the link for the full news article)