Another new report on Iraq casualties places the number at over one million. There still is no good way of counting the diseases that accelerated because of the destroyed infrastructure ( like clean water and sanitation ) or the future birth defects from depleted uranium or the people who probably just jumped off a bridge because they couldn't take it any more.
mark weisbrot at information clearing house 11-22-07 wrote:One Million Dead in Iraq
Our Own Holocaust Denial
Institutionally unwilling to consider America’s responsibility for the bloodbath, the traditional media have refused to acknowledge the massive number of Iraqis killed since the invasion.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad’s flirtation with those who deny the reality of the Nazi genocide has rightly been met with disgust. But another holocaust denial is taking place with little notice: the holocaust in Iraq. The average American believes that 10,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed since the US invasion in March 2003. The most commonly cited figure in the media is 70,000. But the actual number of people who have been killed is most likely more than one million.
This is five times more than the estimates of killings in Darfur and even more than the genocide in Rwanda 13 years ago.
The estimate of more than one million violent deaths in Iraq was confirmed again two months ago in a poll by the British polling firm Opinion Research Business, which estimated 1,220,580 violent deaths since the US invasion. This is consistent with the study conducted by doctors and scientists from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health more than a year ago. Their study was published in the Lancet, Britain’s leading medical journal. It estimated 601,000 people killed due to violence as of July 2006; but if updated on the basis of deaths since the study, this estimate would also be more than a million. These estimates do not include those who have died because of public health problems created by the war, including breakdowns in sewerage systems and electricity, shortages of medicines, etc.
Phil Galanter cheerleads for a pre-emptive attack on Iran by this same gang of murderous thugs, and says that my opposition to this attack can only be motivated by anti-semitism:
galanter, on november 21, 2007, after seeing Iraq, is prepared to trust the same gang to use overpowering force on Iran wrote:The Iranian government, on the other hand, is in the active business of providing weaponry to those who make a virtue of suicide attacks. They can't be trusted with nuclear weapons because of their current and recent past actions and statements.
There is nothing racist about this assessment Mr. I-blame-it-all-on-zionists-AND-JEWS. If you're looking for racists, start with the mirror.
Phil, people who make up lies and deny history to validate their murderous revenge-fueled mania are racists. You know that, right?