Thursday, January 10, 2008

BREAKING: There's Still A War Going On

I dislike posts titled "BREAKING" because they are usually the exact opposite of the overused adjective. But I dislike even more the way in which war can so quickly becomes yesterday's news.

About 151,000 Iraqi civilians were killed in the three years following the U.S.-led invasion of their country, according to World Health Organization (WHO) research published on Wednesday.

The new study, which said violent deaths could have ranged from 104,000 to 223,000 between March 2003 and June 2006, is the most comprehensive since the war started.

[...]the United Nations agency's estimate exceeds the widely-cited 80,000 to 87,000 death toll by the human rights group Iraq Body Count, which uses media reports and hospital and morgue records to calculate its tally.

1 comment:

  1. The people living in the southern suburbs of Baghdad just got a reminder of the still-on status of the Iraq occupation in the form of a massive air strike.

    Not a sign of success when you have to bomb the capital of the country you are supposedly occupying.