Q. How many people died in the 9/11 attacks?
Q. How many American military personnel have died in the war on Iraq?
A. 4,000 — a milestone reached on Sunday.
Q. How many Iraqis have died as a result of the war?
A. That’s a hotly-contested statistic. But here’s one answer:
A team of American and Iraqi epidemiologists estimates that 655,000 more people have died in Iraq since coalition forces arrived in March 2003 than would have died if the invasion had not occurred.
That was the calculation as of October 2006 — seventeen months ago.
9/11 was used as a pretext for the war on Iraq. Can you say “disproportionate response“, children?