THOLOS OF ATHENA

Monday, June 26, 2006

DEATH TOLL

From Democracy Now!:
An investigation by the Los Angeles Times concludes that 50,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed since the start of the Iraq War. Other studies put the toll far higher. In 2004, a Johns Hopkins study published in the British medical journal Lancet estimated Iraqi civilian deaths at over 100,000. That number was considered conservative because it excluded the toll in Fallujah, one of the hardest hit cities in the invasion. The L.A. Times estimate is based on statistics from the Baghdad morgue, the Iraqi Health Ministry and other agencies. Their figure is at least 20,000 more than the Bush Administration publicly acknowledges.

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