October 18, 2006


Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson on the latest figures:
“If the study's findings are flawed, then its critics should demonstrate how and why. But no one should dismiss these shocking numbers without fully examining them. No one should want to.”
Greg Mitchell agrees:
The sad truth is: People who don’t want to face this sort of death toll won’t ever want to face it.
Iraq Body Count has now issued a response to the latest study:
"Do the American people need to believe that 600,000 Iraqis have been killed before they can turn to their leaders and say 'enough is enough'? The number of certain civilian deaths that has been documented to a basic standard of corroboration by 'passive surveillance methods' surely already provides all the necessary evidence to deem this invasion and occupation an utter failure at all levels."
Amen to that.


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