sábado, 19 de janeiro de 2008


The war must end: A million Iraqis have been killed

To: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Cc: Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate

The invasion of Iraq and the continuing occupation have killed and injured many people.
While we know the names of the U.S. and coalition soldiers who have died, the suffering of Iraqis is not fully known because the United States government does not produce accurate estimates of Iraqi casualties.

The current best estimate is that over one million Iraqis have died as a result of the invasion.
That number is an extrapolation of a scientific study led by researchers from Johns Hopkins that estimated that as of July 2006, 650,000 Iraqi deaths were attributable to the invasion.
The extrapolation was done by the organization Just Foreign Policy.
And the war and deaths continue.
Soldiers continue to be sent with deadly weapons into Iraqi neighborhoods and bombs continue to be dropped.

We urge Congress to end the occupation of Iraq without further delay, and to require that the U.S. government produce a scientifically rigorous estimate of Iraqi deaths resulting from the invasion as a step toward accountability.

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