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Originally posted by paraphi
Statistically, had Saddam remained in power he would have killed off more people, based on the number of deaths in his two decade tenure prior to Gulf War 2. On that basis alone, the invasion seems justified.
The problem for all these calculations is that most Iraqi deaths have been caused by internecine killings and not through the direct actions of the Coalition. Arguably, had the Coalition been better planned to maintain order once the Iraqi army collapsed, the number of Iraqi on Iraqi deaths could have been significantly reduced.