Friday, July 16, 2010

Did Britain Care? {We Know Here There's Little Concern!}

And that lack of will come back to haunt us in the coming decades, it is already!

Iraqi Civilian Deaths: Did Britain Care?

July 16, 2010 Of all the controversies that surround the Iraq war and its aftermath, the most troubling is the number of civilians who died.

The figure varies depending on which source you choose to believe... but they're all staggering.

50,000? 200,000? 400,000? One survey even puts the figure at over a million.

The attitude of the US commander who led the invasion of Iraq in 2003 goes some way to explaining why no one really has any idea of the number.

"We don't do bodycounts" General Tommy Franks once said.

That's not to say he is to blame. That was, unofficially at least, US policy.

And to be fair, he said that when no one really had any idea how difficult the insurgency would become.

Few could have imagined that, by 2007, two thousand Iraqis were being killed every month. Staggering. Continued

While many here will continue to use the "We will never forget!", neither will the Iraqi's and the now long occupied Afghans as well as the regional neighbors and the World!

Especially the children who've grownup in the carnage and death around them!

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