Oct 11, 2006

.The Iraqi death toll is revised..to put it mildly.

The new report which estimated the actual number of Iraqi's killed during our occupation of their country is around.....


To paraphrase Tony Snow's remark about the 2,500th soldier death in Iraq...its just a number. But its a helluva lot higher than the number our government will evidently accept. The Shrub said this morning in his gop stumping session, that went by the name of a press conference btw...., that he doesn't buy it.

No kidding George. Of course you wouldn't. Because that would mean we have contributed to more deaths in the three years we have been there... than Sadaam was responsible for. For those of you that are into math..thats one Iraqi dying every 3 minutes. Ain't that some shit...

The survey was overseen by epidemiologists at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health. Epidemiology is considered a cornerstone methodology for public health research, and is highly regarded in evidence-based medicine. Among other tidbits of horror, the study found:
  • The overwhelming majority of the 650,000-plus deaths between March 2003 and July 2006 were "violent deaths" and included civilians, insurgents and Iraqi security forces.
  • About 75 per cent were men.
  • About 50,000 deaths were attributed to other causes such as a disrupted health service, the exodus of doctors, insufficient water supplies and disruption to infrastructure
  • Of the 601,027 violent deaths, 31 per cent were directly attributed to Allied forces, with 24 per cent attributed to "other" causes and 45 per cent attributed to an "unknown" cause.
  • Fifty-six per cent of all violent deaths were caused by gunshots, 13 per cent by car bombs, 14, per cent by other explosions and 13 per cent by air strikes.
Oh yeah..they friggin love us over there. At this rate according to another report from the head military man running the show, Gen. George W. Casey, the top U.S. general in Iraq, we will be occupying Iraq until the year 2010. We could wipe out a quarter of their population..at least, wouldn't you say?

Just means more oil for us doesn't it? And less Iraqi's we have to share the profits with. Funny how that works.

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