Number dwarfs previous estimates.
(Number of WMD found - still 0)
By Brad Friedman on 10/29/2004, 1:58pm PT  

Little wonder the Pentagon refuses to report or count Iraqi casualty figures.

We've been reporting that 28,000 Iraqi military (many whom were conscripted out of their village at gunpoint by Saddam) were reported killed at the end of "major hostilities" by various Pentagon sources at the time.

Since then, the best estimates we've been able to round up are that over 22,000 civilian Iraqis are estimated as dead. But apparently, we've been low-balling it!

This just out from The Independent:


The first scientific study of the human cost of the Iraq war suggests that at least 100,000 Iraqis have lost their lives since their country was invaded in March 2003.

More than half of those who died were women and children killed in air strikes, researchers say.

By way of comparison to the "at least 100,000 Iraqis" who've been killed so far --- and had nothing whatsoever do with 9/11 --- the U.S. lost 2,973 on that fateful day. That'll show 'em!