First thing to say is that these are civilian deaths only.So please nobody say they deserved it.These figures,by virtue of the methodology and
difficult enviroment, also should be seen as a minimum but still 235 children under the age of 9 are counted.
I was the country director of the first (and maybe only) door-to-door civilian casualties survey. Marla Ruzika was my American partner, the
fund raiser, and the general director of CIVIC. Unfortunately, she didn't have the chance to publish the final results until now.
I decided to publish my copy of the final results of the Iraqi civilian casualties in Baghdad and the south of Iraq on the 9th of this month in
respect to the big effort of the 150 volunteers who worked with me and spent weeks of hard work under the hot sun of the summer, in respect to Majid
my brother who spent weeks arranging the data entry process, and in respect to the innocent souls of those who died because of irresponsible political
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