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March 20, 2006
Visual Aid

Check this out.

When you load the page, it will load to show coalition military and "estimated" civilian deaths in Iraq for the time period from 3/19 - 8/31/03. Click the timelines below to watch the totals change.

Go ahead. Click. And watch the bar illustrating civilian deaths climb...and climb...and climb.

None of the numbers even remotely approach the 100,000 guesstimated about 18 months ago (and I haven't seen anyone able or willing to make a guess since then) but it's still an appalling total.

Posted by AnneZook at 08:12 AM


Comments

Quote from "V for Vendetta":

"If your government was responsible for hundreds of thousands of death.... the question is, would you really want to know?"

Posted by: Lab Kat at March 20, 2006 12:37 PM

I keep meaning to research that movie to figure out why everyone is talking about it.

Posted by: Anne at March 21, 2006 08:13 AM

Because it's about fascism, terrorism and blowing things up with attitude. I'd kind of like to pick up the original graphic novel, but the movie sounds like only the slightest variation on stuff that's been done to death. So to speak.

Posted by: Ahistoricality at March 21, 2006 01:34 PM

Heh. How very Joss Whedon.

Posted by: Anne at March 21, 2006 07:45 PM