10/17/2006

655,000

Dahr Jamail, who has been publishing fantastic independent reporting from Iraq for some time now, refers to the latest casualty count in Iraq.

"It is the single most important statistic regarding the illegal USinvasion and occupation of Iraq. How many Iraqis have been killed?

655,000.

655,000 Iraqis killed as a result of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq.

I have worked for eight months in Iraq as a journalist, witnessing thecarnage on a daily basis, visiting the morgues with bodies and bodyparts piled into them, meeting family after family who had lost a lovedone, or more ... Finally, we get an accurate figure that shows howimmense the scale of the long drawn carnage really is."

1 comment:

Jeff said...

This figure is a reminder of what happens when military action is taken without proper need nor required forethought. I can only hope we'll learn as a country from the drastic costs of these mistakes.