Wednesday, October 11, 2006

655,000 Dead Iraqi's

The Lancet is due to report that since 2003 approx 655,000 Iraqi's have died who "might still have been alive if not for the invasion".

George Bush claims the report is "not credible".

The question is, do we accept the views of a well respected scientific journal or a man who claimed Iraq (as it was) posed a grave threat to international security on order to facilitate his unlawful invasion and occupation?

I know where my money is going on this one.

So If we accept the claims that this many people have died due to their "liberation" we have to ask "how many people did Saddam Hussein kill?".

A quick Google search asking that question reveals a wide variety of results ranging from 300,000 to 1,000,000.

You have to then consider this is between 1979 and 2003.

So our intervention has actually increased the rate at which people are dying in the country. So the humanitarian "arguement" in favour of what they have done has also to be discredited.

So why are both Bush and Blair still in power? Why haven't they been charged with war crimes?

Don't these people and the events of the last few years sicken you?

They do me.

All I can say is "not in my name" but this hardly seems enough.

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