|Introduction||Guilty of Torture||God On Our Side|
|9/11||Torture Glossary||Cindy Sheehan Protest|
|Blog To Discuss The Iraq War||Bush’s Five Big Lies||The Muslims Will Kill Us All!|
|feedback||Bush’s Untrue WMD Statements||Don’t Marry A Soldier|
|American Terrorists||How You Know Bush Lied about WMDs||Don’t Enlist|
|American War Criminals||Iraq War Motives||Do Enlist|
|Disrespecting American Soldiers||Altruistic War Motives||The Coming Draft|
|Joke||Selfish War Motives||The Ideal War|
|Iraq War Casualty Pictures||Popular War Motives||Spoken Word Links|
|Abu Ghraib Torture Pictures||Economic Cost of the Iraq War||Video Links|
|Navy Seals Pictures||Beheadings||Books|
|Fallujah Pictures||History||Related Essays by Roedy|
|DU Baby Pictures||Why The Iraqis Fight So Hard||Links|
|Culprit Pictures||What The Iraqis Want||Taking Action|
|Protestor Pictures||Republican Denial||What You can Do|
|Links To Pictures||Republicans Pretend Not To Notice||Mark Twain’s War Prayer|
|Body Counts||Saddam Hussein||War Is A Racket|
|Defense Science Board||Future||Wounds by Dr. Norman Bethune|
|Atrocities||Mind Your Own Business!||How Will The Iraq War End?|
|Tortures||Why I Despise Most Americans||Conclusions|
How many Iraqi citizens have died in this war? I would say 30,000, more or less, have died as a result of the initial incursion and the ongoing violence against Iraqis.
~ George W. Bush (born: 1946-07-06 age: 68) 2005-12-14.
I don’t have a clue and I don’t plan to undertake any real effort to find out.
~ General Colin Powell (born: 1937-04-05 age: 77), when asked about the number of deaths the Iraqi military suffered.
Sources for Iraq war body counts. Keep in mind counts will be low for three reasons:
As of 2005-12-07, U.S. military dead in Iraq, including suicides, 2,125; U.S. military amputeed, wounded, injured, mentally ill, all now out of Iraq, 49,500; Iraqi civilians dead, 118,900.
~ McLaughlin Group
In the Viet Nam war, the cost per civilian killed was thus $1 million. If that same spending efficiency had been achieved in Iraq, there would be 300,000 dead civilians by the time $300 billion had been spent. It is pushing 1 trillion now.
Consider that killing people in Iraq is far easier than in Viet Nam. In Viet Nam there was impenetrable jungle cover, a huge network of tunnels, and the enemy spread out over a very wide area thinly populated. Further, in Iraq much less care was taken to avoid killing civilians. There was less ground action and more aerial bombing of cities.
Republicans claim that Americans killed only a few thousand or so Iraqis. This is thus an obvious lie. Those fibbers are trying to make you believe Uncle Sam spent 100 million dollars to kill each Iraqi civilian. That is preposterous. Arafat recruited suicide bombers for only $15 thousand each.
When war is declared, truth is the first casualty.
~ Arthur Ponsonby (born: 1871-02-16 died: 1946-03-23 at age: 75)
There are about 400 attacks a week of all kinds: bombings, shootings, rocket and mortar attacks. About half cause significant damage or injure or kill someone.
~ General Richard Myers (born: 1942-03-01 age: 72)
We don’t do body counts
~ Tommy Franks (born: 1945-06-17 age: 69), General, US Central Command
When boys first go to bed,
They step into their voluntary graves,
Sleep binds them fast; only their breath
Makes them not dead:
Successive nights, like rolling waves,
Convey them quickly, who are bound for death.
~ George Herbert (born: 1593-04-03 died: 1633-03-01 at age: 39), Mortification
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