Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Iraq Conflict Has Killed A Million Iraqis: Survey

From Reuters:

LONDON (Reuters) - More than one million Iraqis have died as a result of the conflict in their country since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, according to research conducted by one of Britain's leading polling groups.

The survey, conducted by Opinion Research Business (ORB) with 2,414 adults in face-to-face interviews, found that 20 percent of people had had at least one death in their household as a result of the conflict, rather than natural causes.

The last complete census in Iraq conducted in 1997 found 4.05 million households in the country, a figure ORB used to calculate that approximately 1.03 million people had died as a result of the war, the researchers found.

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My Comment: 1,000,000 dead Iraqis for the past five years, 200,000 per year, 4,000 per week, 550 per day, 22 per hour. Their stats do not measure up unless one attributes other causes as being due to the war. i.e. hunger, disease, breakdown in medical services, etc.. But are all of these deaths as a result of the war .... hmmmm....

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