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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

100,000 Iraqi’s “liberated”

The British medical journal, the Lancet, has said that a conservative death toll for Iraqi civilians killed in the American invasion of Iraq is around 100,000, half of whom are women and children. ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DEAD.

Remember how Bush loves to talk about the world being safer (huh!) well the report also shows that conditions in Iraq have worsened, and were better before the invasion. “The study, which was carried out in 33 randomly-chosen neighbourhoods of Iraq representative of the entire population, shows that violence is now the leading cause of death in Iraq. Before the invasion, most people died of heart attacks, stroke and chronic illness. The risk of a violent death is now 58 times higher than it was before the invasion.” Horrible, just horrible.

So many people dead for no reason. I’m numb; I don’t know what to say. Mr President, THE BLOOD OF THOSE DEAD ARE ON YOUR HANDS. Make no mistake, YOU KILLED THOSE PEOPLE. GOING TO WAR IS AS GOOD AS YOU HOLDING A GUN TO THE HEADS OF CHILDREN AND PULLING THE TRIGGER. YOU HAVE RUINED THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS. YOU ARE A WAR CRIMINAL AND AN EVIL, EVIL MAN. I HATE YOU SO MUCH. I HATE YOU. I HATE YOU. I HATE YOU.

Why aren’t more people angry about this? Why aren’t the deaths of thousands upon thousands of innocent people for no reason making more people angry? It truly saddens me.

Links:


100,000 Iraqi civilians dead, says study

The war on Iraq has made moral cowards of us all: More than 100,000 Iraqis have died - and where is our shame and rage?

AlterNet: 100,000 Dead In Iraq

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