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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:37 PM
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Exact Death Toll of Iraqis Remains Murky
http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/w-me/2006/mar...

Three years into the war, one grim measure of its impact on Iraqis can be seen at Baghdad's morgue: There, the staff has photographed and catalogued more than 24,000 bodies from the Baghdad area alone since 2003, almost all killed in violence.

Despite such snapshots, the overall number of Iraqi civilians and soldiers killed since the U.S.-led invasion in spring 2003 remains murky. Bloodshed has worsened each year, pushing the Iraqi death toll into the tens of thousands. But no one knows the exact toll.

President Bush has said he thinks violence claimed at least 30,000 Iraqi dead as of December, while some researchers have cited numbers of 50,000, 75,000 or beyond.

The Pentagon has carefully counted the number of American military dead - now more than 2,300 - but declines to release its tally of Iraqi civilian or insurgent deaths.

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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:39 PM
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1. Murky . . .
Blood and arrogance gets in the eyes . . .
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FloridaPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:54 PM
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2. Over a year ago, it was estimated to be 110,000. Now there are
all the people killed with their hands behind their back - I believe the figure was 7,000. Someone also noticed that a lot of women and children died when Saddam was in charge and the sanctions were on. That was about 50,000 a year. Since things are worse now - and it's been 3 years - that would be another 150,000. So somewhere around a quarter of a million killed Iraqs thanks to * and our government.
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Clara T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:12 PM
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3. Your figure of 250,000
is much closer to the truth. And things are well on there way to complete implosion of the nation of Iraq and a death toll that will reach in the millions when all war-related deaths are totaled, not that they will or even can be.

http://www.marchforjustice.com/shock&awe.php
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:49 PM
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4. Bush won't even count the dead in New Orleans
So, you can imagine how little he cares about the dead of Iraq.
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Terran1212 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:13 PM
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5. Americans will just never know -- Media never cares
Sad but true.
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