Tue. Jul 16th, 2024

Civilian deaths in foreign wars are just so many statistics. The numbers easily obscure the human tragedies and suffering that are the result of the crude exercise of power. 

Famously, the US military does not keep track of the number of people it kills or the circumstances in which they kill. Very pragmatic.”We do not do body counts,” says General Tommy Franks.

Here is a site that tries to put the numbers to the US atrocities, and tries to put names to the cold statistics.

Iraq Body Count More necessary reading for those people who are fond of saying you have to break eggs to make an omelette.

By chris page

Magazine editor, writer of fiction and non-fiction; exile; cat person; red wine for blood and cheese in his soul. Chris Page is the author of the novels Weed, Sanctioned, Another Perfect Day in ****ing Paradise, King of the Undies World, and The Underpants Tree. He is also a freelance journalist, copywriter, editor, cartoonist, illustrator, graphic designer, and consultant in the use and abuse of false moustaches (don’t wear them — you’re welcome — the invoice is in the mail).

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