Ted Rall reports on a few interesting numbers in his latest relaying that we're killing 44 innocent civilians in Iraq every day [documented] while "Saddam Hussein only killed 36 Iraqis a day during his 23 years in power."

Do we want totals? Respectable sources [there are no official numbers, since our government isn't interested in the subject] report that from seven to eight thousand Iraqi civilians were killed before the administration claimed victory, and about 1500 since.

So of course it makes perfect sense that we've also killed well over 400 Americans in order to get to these numbers, right?

Incidently less than 3000 people died in the U.S. as a result of the terrorist acts of September 11, the ostensible reason for our own record of killings in Western Asia.

In sum, over the last two years, supposedly in revenge for the deaths of those 3,000, somewhere just under 10,000 people have already died who had absolutely nothing to do with those events.

But again, we feel so much safer now, don't we?

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Published on November 17, 2003 4:14 PM.

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