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 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."