Friday, April 01, 2005

Iraq Stats

March 30 Iraq Body Count number for the total Iraqi civilian deaths caused by the invasion/occupation since May 2003:

Minimum: 17300

Maximum: 19679

This number is very conservative; it requires multiple independent reports in mass media outlets to confirm each instance of civilian death. Because much of Iraq is inaccessible to journalists, particularly Western journalists, this number is likely far lower than the reality. A peer-reviewed academic study published in one of the world's most renowned medical journals last year put the number at around 100,000 at that time.

Latest US-UK and "Coalition" Forces Causalities (Based on DoD Info):

1710 Killed

11442 Wounded

The war in Iraq cost the United States:


Injuries to civilians in Iraq; the impact of trauma to the families of Iraqis, Americans, and others killed and injured both physically and psychologically (including the next few generations, which often suffer indirectly from the impact of such traumas); and the financial harm done to the Iraqi people as both individuals and as a nation cannot be easily quantified.

(Adapted from an email on the ActionLA list)

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