Sunday, October 31, 2004

Iraqi civilian toll since the invasion is estimated at 100,000: "Iraqis were 2.5 times more likely to die in the 17 months following the invasion than in the 14 months before it. Before the invasion, the most common causes of death in Iraq were heart attacks, strokes and chronic diseases. Afterward, violent death was far ahead of all other causes. "We were shocked at the magnitude but we're quite sure that the estimate of 100,000 is a conservative estimate""

In other words, terrible as the regime and conditions were, Iraq was safer under Saddam's dictatorship than under the US occupation.

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