Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Enough dead yet?

Coming in the British medical journal, Lancet, report on a new Johns Hopkins study saying that over 655,000 Iraqis have died in the U.S. invasion and aftermath. CNN has the story, and a link to the PDF of the report.

Does that make up for the 3000 killed Sept 11?


  • It is just plain irresponsible that President Bush has called this study uncredible. It is clear that John Hopkins is one of the most prestigious institutions this country can offer and a report such as this would not be released unless proven to be authentic.
    Secondly, this death toll which has already claimed 2.5 percent of the Iraqi population is receiving no mainstream media attention because it is so disturbing. This war is doing monumental harm to Iraqi natives, U.S. troops, and the American soul.
    In the end, nothing will compensate for the 3,000 who died on Sept 11th just like nothing will make up for all the innocent bystanders dying in Iraq. The issues are seperate and were unrelated from the beginning. The latter will not do justice for the former. At this point, the hope lies in a redirection of American foreign policy hopefully enacted by a Democratic win in 08, because enough people have died.

    By Anonymous Chris Turk, at 8:23 PM  

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