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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:05 pm    Post subject: More than 1,000,000 Iraqis murdered since invasion Reply with quote

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In the week in which General Patraeus reports back to US Congress on the impact the recent ‘surge’ is having in Iraq, a new poll reveals that more than 1,000,000 Iraqi citizens have been murdered since the invasion took place in 2003.

Previous estimates, most noticeably the one published in the Lancet in October 2006, suggested almost half this number (654,965 deaths).
These findings come from a poll released today by O.R.B., the British polling agency that have been tracking public opinion in Iraq since 2005. In conjunction with their Iraqi fieldwork agency a representative sample of 1,461 adults aged 18+ answered the following question:-

QHow many members of your household, if any, have died as a result of the conflict in Iraq since 2003 (ie as a result of violence rather than a natural death such as old age)? Please note that I mean those who were actually living under your roof.

None 78%
One 16%
Two 5%
Three 1%
Four or more 0.002%

Given that from the 2005 census there are a total of 4,050,597 households this data suggests a total of 1,220,580 deaths since the invasion in 2003.



Detailed analysis (which is available
on our website) indicates that almost one in two households in Baghdad have lost a family member, significantly higher than in any other area of the country. The governorates of Diyala (42%) and Ninewa (35%) were next.

The poll also questioned the surviving relatives on the method in which their loved ones were killed. It reveals that 48% died from a gunshot wound, 20% from the impact of a car bomb, 9% from aerial bombardment, 6% as a result of an accident and 6% from another blast/ordnance. This is significant because more often that not it is car bombs and aerial bombardments that make the news – with gunshots rarely in the headlines.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one published in the Lancet was said to be quite accurate at the time because the data came directly from the hospitals and doctors in Iraq. At that time we had wiped out 2% of the entire population. Sounds like we are closer to 4% now.

Could you imagine if Amerikka lost 2% of it's population? There wouldn't be any brown people left on the face of the earth. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's safe to say that president bush is responsible for more Iraqi deaths than Saddam Hussien.
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