Tuesday :: Oct 10, 2006

Bush "Liberated" Iraq By Killing 2.5% Of Its Population


by Steve

Tell me Mr. President, is the unnecessary death of 2.5% of Iraq’s population worth it to you? Is that the price the Iraqis were destined to bear while you “liberated them? If someone was to “liberate” us, would you think it was worth it to see 7.5 million of our countrymen killed?

A team of American and Iraqi epidemiologists estimates that 655,000 more people have died in Iraq since coalition forces arrived in March 2003 than would have died if the invasion had not occurred.
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Of the total 655,000 estimated "excess deaths," 601,000 resulted from violence and the rest from disease and other causes, according to the study. This is about 500 unexpected violent deaths per day throughout the country.
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Both this and the earlier study are the only ones to estimate mortality in Iraq using scientific methods. The technique, called "cluster sampling," is used to estimate mortality in famines and after natural disasters.
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According to the survey results, Iraq's mortality rate in the year before the invasion was 5.5 deaths per 1,000 people; in the post-invasion period it was 13.3 deaths per 1,000 people per year. The difference between these rates was used to calculate "excess deaths."

Normally, when someone launches a war of choice that kills 2.5 percent of a country’s population, they are considered a war criminal.

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