Tuesday, October 10, 2006
What Have We Done?
Iraqi Dead May Total 600,000, Study Says - New York Times
BAGHDAD, Oct. 10 — A team of American and Iraqi public health researchers has estimated that 600,000 civilians have died in violence across Iraq since the 2003 American invasion, the highest estimate ever for the toll of the war here.For what purpose? I still don't understand why we're there, why we want to be there.
A New Estimate of Civilian Deaths The figure breaks down to about 15,000 violent deaths a month, a number that is quadruple the one for July given by Iraqi government hospitals and the morgue in Baghdad and published last month in a United Nations report in Iraq. That month was the highest for Iraqi civilian deaths since the American invasion.
But it is an estimate and not a precise count, and researchers acknowledged a margin of error that ranged from 426,369 to 793,663 deaths.
And this presidency still has more than 2 years to run.
On the modem again, so this is brief. I hope you've registered to vote.
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