Here’s the totals President Bush, Vice President Cheney and former Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld aided by CIA’s George Tenant, have left as their
joint LEGACY to America, to Iraq and to the World. Say Thank You! Thank You All!
Iraqi Health Ministry survey
151,000 violent deaths out of 400,000 excess deaths due to the war. 2003 to June, 2006
601,027 violent deaths out of 654,965 excess deaths. 2003 to June, 2006
Opinion Research Business survey
1,033,000 violent deaths as a result of the conflict. 2003 to August 2007
The Iraq Body Count (IBC) figure of 80,419 to 87,834 civilian deaths reported in English-language media (including Arabic media translated into
English) up to 10 January 2008 includes civilian deaths due to coalition and insurgent military action, sectarian violence and increased criminal
Iraq has killed more media personnel than any war since World War 2. Media and aid workers: 112 journalists, 40 media support workers, and 95 aid
workers have been killed. Totals as listed at source pages on 25 September 2007
U.S. Armed Forces. As of June 25, 2008, 4,110 KIA. Coalition Forces, 313 KIA.
As of March 2008 there were 8,914 wounded requiring medical air transport. 20,416 wounded did not require medical air transport. Of all the wounded
13,109 were unable to return to duty within 72 hours. Medical air transport was required for an additional 8,273 for non-hostile injuries, and for
23,052 for diseases or other medical conditions.
Armed forces of other coalition countries As of March 24, 2008 there were 311 total deaths. Breakdown: Australia 2. Bulgaria 13. Czech Republic 1.
Denmark 7. El Salvador 5. Estonia 2. Fiji 1. Georgia 1. Hungary 1. Italy 33. Kazakhstan 1. Latvia 3. Netherlands 2. Poland 23. Romania 3. Slovakia 4.
South Korea 1. Spain 11. Thailand 2. Ukraine 18. United Kingdom 177
IBC - Iraq Body Count Each Year of the Iraq War
Year 1. 1 May 03 - 19 Mar 04, 6332 (not counting 7400 invasion deaths through May 1, 2003)
Year 2 . 20 Mar 04 - 19 Mar 05, 11,312
Year 3. 20 Mar 05 - 19 Mar 06, 14,910
Year 4. 20 Mar 06 - 16 Mar 07, 26,540
The IBC released a report detailing the deaths it recorded between March 2003 and March 2005 in which it recorded 24,865 civilian deaths. The report
says the US and its allies were responsible for the largest share (37%) of the 24,865 deaths. The remaining deaths were attributed to anti-occupations
forces (9%), crime (36%) and unknown agents (11%).
A January 10, 2008 Washington Post article reported: "Previous research has shown that household surveys typically miss 30 to 50 percent of deaths.
One reason is that some families that have suffered violent deaths leave the survey area. ... Some people are kidnaped and disappear, and others turn
up months or years later in mass graves. Some are buried or otherwise disposed of without being recorded.
REFUGEES. As of November 4, 2006, the U.N. High Commissioner on Refugees estimated that 1.8 million Iraqis had been displaced to neighboring
countries, and 1.6 million were displaced internally, with nearly 100,000 Iraqis fleeing to Syria and Jordan each month.
As of 2007 more Iraqis have suffered the loss of their homes and become refugees than the population of any other country. Over 3.9 million people,
close to 16% of the Iraqi population, have become uprooted. Of these, around 2 million have fled Iraq and flooded other countries, and 1.9 million are
estimated to be refugees inside Iraq.
Iraq Refugees. Roughly 40 percent of Iraq's middle class is believed to have fled, the U.N. said. Most are fleeing systematic persecution and have no
desire to return. All kinds of people, from university professors to bakers, have been targeted by militias, insurgents and criminals.
An estimated 331 school teachers were murdered in the first four months of 2006, according to Human Rights Watch, and at least 2,000 Iraqi doctors
have been killed and 250 kidnaped since the 2003 U.S. invasion.
Insurgent Casualties. 16,500 KIA estimated. There is a representative list of insurgents and militia members killed in the Iraq War according to a few
published news sources. See: List of Insurgents killed in Iraq. According to the list, and the other sources discussed there, at least 16,500
insurgents, militia, suicide bombers, and other fighters have been killed during the war. Insurgent deaths, like civilian deaths, are hard to count or
Systematic under reporting by the U.S. An April 2005 article by The Independent reports:
"A week before she was killed by a suicide bomber, humanitarian worker Marla Ruzicka forced military commanders to admit they did keep records of
Iraqi civilians killed by US forces . . in an essay Ms Ruzicka wrote a week before her death on Saturday and published yesterday, the 28-year-old
revealed that a Brigadier General told her it was 'standard operating procedure' for US troops to file a report when they shoot a non-combatant.
She obtained figures for the number of civilians killed in Baghdad between 28 February and 5 April 2005, and discovered that 29 had been killed in
firefights involving US forces and insurgents. This was four times the number of Iraqi police killed."
The December 2006 report of the Iraq Study Group (ISG) found that the United States has filtered out reports of violence in order to disguise its
policy failings in Iraq. A December 7, 2006 McClatchy Newspapers article reports that the ISG found that U.S. officials reported 93 attacks or
significant acts of violence on one day in July 2006, yet "a careful review of the reports for that single day brought to light more than 1,100 acts
The article further reports: "The finding confirmed a Sept. 8 McClatchy Newspapers report that U.S. officials excluded scores of people killed in car
bombings and mortar attacks from tabulations measuring the results of a drive to reduce violence in Baghdad. By excluding that data, U.S. officials
were able to boast that deaths from sectarian violence in the Iraqi capital had declined by more than 52 percent between July and August, McClatchy
From the ISG report: "A murder of an Iraqi is not necessarily counted as an attack. If we cannot determine the source of a sectarian attack, that
assault does not make it into the database. A roadside bomb or a rocket or mortar attack that doesn't hurt U.S. personnel doesn't count. So much for
RELIABILITY and TRUSTWORTHINESS from the spokespersons of the White House and Defense Department.
Mental illness and suicide. A top Army psychiatrist, Colonel Charles Hoge, told Congress in March 2008 that nearly 30% of troops on their THIRD
deployment suffer from serious mental health problems and that one year was not enough time between combat tours.
In January 2008 the U.S. Army reported that the rate of suicide among soldiers in 2007 was the highest since the Army started counting in 1980. There
were 121 suicides in 2007, a 20% jump over the prior year. Also, there were around 2100 attempted suicides and self-injuries in 2007.
Numbers are from en.wikipedia.org...
-icasualties-62 but commentary is my own.
George W. Bush, America's FIRST Designated President! You are a Prince among Princes!
[edit on 6/25/2008 by donwhite]