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MediaGadfly (mediagadfly) wrote,
@ 2004-10-29 00:53:00
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    Current mood: worried

    Study: 100,000 Excess Civilian Iraqi Deaths Since War

    By Patricia Reaney
    LONDON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Iraqis have been killed in violence since the U.S.-led invasion last year, American public health experts have calculated in a report that estimates there were 100,000 "excess deaths" in 18 months.

    http://cnn.netscape.cnn.com/news/story.jsp?floc=NW_1-T&oldflok=ne-us-12-l6&flok=FF-RTO-rontz&idq=/ff/story/0002%2F20041028%2F1457167130.htm&sc=rontz

    Nothing, not one thing validates that many innocent deaths. Even if 10 more 9/11's were to occur, I still wouldn't trade that many innocent lives to save so few of our own. Never mind all the soldiers, contractors, and the families affected by the war. What it all boils down to our gov't believes that American lives are worth more than those of people from other countries. Not only is that arrogant but it is morally reprehensible. For shame Mr. Bush and your cronies. For shame. I remember a time when I sang patriotic songs with fervor and joy. I remember being proud to be from the greatest nation in the history of man. Now I am filled with despair and sorrow when I think of the atrocities committed in all of our names. For how much longer will my country be steered from its true course? It makes me sad to think that I may not even know by next week. Oh and let us not even get on the whole voting debacle. Amazing that things are actually worse than I thought they would be four years ago. And I am a pessimist. Good job George.



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