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Cheney scrubbed civilian death count before...

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posted on Feb, 6 2003 @ 01:52 PM
....will he do it again?
Of the 158,000 Iraqis killed in the Gulf War, only 40,000 were soldiers. The then Secretary of Defense, Dick Cheney, had the demographer from the Commerce department fired for releasing those figures.
Given the multiple scenarios being discussed, including the Shock & Awe 800 missiles in 48 hrs scenario, the death toll will unavoidably be much higher and soldiers won't flee from fighting for their homes versus the mass surrender when told to fight for a patch of Kuwati sand.

Do you have faith we'll get the real count?

"Although Cheney said shortly after the 1991 Gulf War that "we have no way of knowing precisely how many casualties occurred" during the fighting "and may never know," Daponte had estimated otherwise: 13,000 civilians were killed directly by American and allied forces, and about 70,000 civilians died subsequently from war-related damage to medical facilities and supplies, the electric power grid, and the water system, she calculated.

In all, 40,000 Iraqi soldiers were killed in the conflict, she concluded, putting total Iraqi losses from the war and its aftermath at 158,000, including 86,194 men, 39,612 women, and 32,195 children. "

posted on Feb, 6 2003 @ 03:05 PM
The link say's file not found....

Iraqi combat deaths during the Gulf conflict were possibly as low as 1500,
far below the widely accepted 100 000 figure, a former US Defense
Intelligence Agency (DIA) analyst reports.

In June 1991, the U.S. estimated that more than 100,000 Iraqi soldiers died, 300,000 were wounded, 150,000 deserted and 60,000 were taken prisoner. Many human rights groups claimed a much higher number of Iraqis were killed in action. According to Baghdad, civilian casualties numbered more than 35,000. However, since the war, some scholars have concluded that the number of Iraqi soldiers who were killed was significantly less than initially reported.

would you happen to know how they came up those figures?What where there sources?If you do a search on Iraqi deaths the number of deaths differs from report to report.

posted on Feb, 6 2003 @ 03:18 PM
There was a space in the URL...give it a try now.


From the Article:
"Daponte was finishing her doctorate in sociology at the University of Chicago at the time and had been assigned to update an annual world-population survey by Commerce's Census Bureau of Foreign Countries. That required her to estimate how many Iraqis had died from the war and its aftermath, including the rebellion of Shiites in the South and Kurds in the North (an additional 30,000 deaths, she estimated). Daponte used a 1987 Iraqi census and U.N. figures as her base of comparison. (The Defense Intelligence Agency eventually estimated 100,000 Iraqi military were killed in the war, plus or minus 50,000.) "
"She has since published two studies in scholarly journals about the effects of economic sanctions on Iraqi children, and casualties from the 1991 Gulf War and its aftermath. Her final estimates were higher than her original ones: 205,500 Iraqis died in the war and postwar period, she believes today."

[Edited on 6-2-2003 by Bout Time]

[Edited on 6-2-2003 by Bout Time]

posted on Feb, 6 2003 @ 03:35 PM

posted on Feb, 6 2003 @ 03:37 PM
I pasted the link in but some reason it is truncating the m of .htm at the end

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