Skip to comments.The Civillian Toll of War (Pre-Saddam vs. Post Saddam #'s)
Posted on 12/19/2005 7:15:03 AM PST by finnman69
note the differences between post and pre-Saddam Iraq.
(Excerpt) Read more at graphics8.nytimes.com ...
These charts are heavily skewed.
For instance - the Iran/War is ignored (1,000,000 million dead).
Sudan is just from 2003 - over 1,000,000 killed since 1980.
Cuba? North Korea? Cambodia? Syria? I guess recent socialist states don't count.
That's not true. I heard a lady call in on CSPAN last night after the Presidents' speech and she said there were over 100,00 deaths beacause of the Iraq war. /sarc
Oh yeah, but Bush is Hitler.
This also does not take into account the many thousands of people Saddam likely killed every year since the First Gulf War.
wheres the iraq internal violence from 91-03?
Not to mention communism. 100,000,000.
IBQ. Most deaths were male In a country where theres 50-50 male-female. If deaths were random, then don't you think it should be reflected in those numbers as well.
Isn't it likely that those deaths weren't civilians but actual combatants?
Perhaps Saddam had to stop using them because it is hard to deny having them when you are using them.
The tide is starting to swing in the media regarding Iraq. It started this weekend. Bush will go down is being a steadfast leader through a difficult conflict no thanks to the sunshine warriors.
We are still in a quamire in our War on Poverty and the War on Drugs. I don't know the body count but it has to be large.
The President's number was his rough estimate of the total number of Iraqis (military and civilian) killed in all violence since the beginning of the war. This includes Uday, Qusay, uniformed military, etc. The "30,000 civilians" is pure leftist fabrication.
We have no accurate account of Saddam's Regime atrocities. It stays elusive like his WMD but they're buried somewhere.
The corruption of the UN Oil for Food killed 500,000 infants. Saddam wanted to use the dead babies as political pawns to get him out of UN Sanctions: he claimed the sanctions were causing the infants malnutrition. But the UN gave Saddam all the humanitarian aid to take care of his people but choosed not to give it to them.
We don't know how many adults and children who died from lack of food, medience or vaccinations because Saddam was selling all the aid on the blackmarket to finance his military machine.
Even the Iraq War figure is misleading, because a large percentage of the civilian casualties are being caused by the anti-U.S. forces.
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