24.6.06

Iraqi Death Toll Over 50,000 | Special Place in Hell constructed for the Bush Administration

Iraqi Death Toll Over 50,000, 'L.A. Times' Reveals:

At least 50,000 Iraqis have died violently since the 2003 U.S. invasion, according to statistics from the Baghdad morgue, the Iraqi Health Ministry and other agencies, the Los Angeles Times reports today. This is 'a toll 20,000 higher than previously acknowledged by the Bush administration,' the newspaper declares.

'The toll, which is dominated by civilians but probably also includes some security forces and insurgents, is daunting: Proportionately, it's as if 600,000 Americans had been killed nationwide during the last three years,' the Times observes.

In the same period, at least 2,520 U.S. troops have been killed in Iraq, including three today and 17 this week.

'Many more Iraqis are believed to have been killed but have not been counted because of serious lapses in recording the number of deaths in the chaotic first year after the invasion, when there was no functioning Iraqi government, and continued spotty reporting nationwide,' the Times relates.

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