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151,000 Iraqis killed In First Three Years Of War

By Echo
The number of Iraqis that have been killed since Bush invaded their country is 151,000 according to a new study. And that only counts March 2003-June 2006, before the "surge" and the violence soared in Iraq. Therefore the number is probably MUCH higher.

About 151,000 Iraqis died from violence in the three years after the United States invaded, concludes the best effort yet to count deaths — one that still may not settle the fierce debate over the war's true toll on civilians and others.

The estimate comes from projections by the World Health Organization and the Iraqi government, based on door-to-door surveys of nearly 10,000 households. Experts called it the largest and most scientific study of the Iraqi death toll since the war began.

Its bottom line is far lower than the 600,000 deaths reported in an earlier study but higher than numbers from other groups tracking the count.

The new estimate covers a period from the start of the war in March 2003 through June 2006. It closely mirrors the tally Iraq's health minister gave in late 2006, based on 100 bodies a day arriving at morgues and hospitals. His number shocked people in and outside Iraq, because it was so much higher than previously accepted estimates.

As the U.S. military has said time and again "We dont do body counts" so theres no way to get a real number, but imagine this. If the number is correct, then 151,000 Iraqis have been killed in the first three years of the Iraq war. The population of Iraq is around 26 million give or take. If the same percentage of people had been killed in America, the number would be over 1.2 million. Imagine China invading us and killing over a million Americans in 3 years. That is what George Bush and the neo-cons have done to Iraq.

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