Iraq Death Toll Rivals Rwanda Genocide, Cambodian Killing Fields

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posted on Sep, 17 2007 @ 02:00 PM
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Iraq Death Toll Rivals Rwanda Genocide, Cambodian Killing Fields


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According to a new study, 1.2 million Iraqis have met violent deaths since the 2003 invasion, the highest estimate of war-related fatalities yet.
Field workers asked residents how many members of their own household had been killed since the invasion. More than one in five respondents said that at least one person in their home had been murdered since March of 2003.
In Baghdad, almost half of those interviewed reported at least one violent death in their household.
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posted on Sep, 17 2007 @ 02:00 PM
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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.

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