Saturday, March 28, 2009

4,263 U.S. Military Dead in Iraq. Long May We Remember Them.

These figures are now over one million!

In previous blog posts I  have  recorded the number of U. S. military that have been killed in the Iraq War. As of 3/25/09 the total is 4,263 with 31,135 wounded.

We seldom read about the number of Iraqis killed since the war started. 
It is estimated that over one million are dead. The number is shocking and sobering.

It is at least 10 times greater than most estimates cited in the U.S. media, yet it is based on a scientific study of violent Iraqi deaths caused by the U.S.- led invasion of March 2003.
That study, published in prestigious medical journal The Lancet, estimated that over 600,000 Iraqis had been killed as a result of the invasion as of July 2006. Iraqis have continued to be killed since then.

The estimate that over a million Iraqis have died received independent confirmation from a prestigious British polling agency in September 2007.

Opinion Research Business estimated that 1.2 million Iraqis have been killed violently since the U.S.-led invasion. The count encompasses non-combatants killed by military or paramilitary action and the breakdown in civil security following the invasion.

Data is drawn from crosschecked media reports, hospital, morgue, NGO and official figures to produce a credible record of known deaths and incidents.

During the Iraq War – there have been 4,580 coalitions deaths – 
4,263 U.S., 
two Australians, 
one Azerbaijani, 
179 Britons,
 13 Bulgarians, 
one Czech, 
seven Danes, 
two Dutch, 
two Estonians, 
one Fijian, 
five Georgians, 
one Hungarian, 
33 Italians,
one Kazakh, 
one Korean, 
three Latvians, 
22 Poles, 
three Romanians,
 five Salvadoran, 
four Slovaks, 
11 Spaniards,
 two Thai 
and 18 Ukrainians 
 in the war in Iraq as of March 2, 2009, 
according to a CNN count.

These figures are not reported in the main news media and many are not aware of the actual deaths that have happened since this war started.

Check out this website for the latest statistics:

If you do not agree with the war -
help to support the troops by bringing them home.
 Speak up, stand up, let others know. 
 Make phone calls, write letters – don’t just sit there. 
Do something!

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