Unsurprisingly, one of the governments responsible disputes the impact of their actions. I’m all for debate around this as it’s a huge number, but where’s the mortality rate the UK would state in its place? How was that rate calculated and what was the underlying data? Until and unless this is produced, it’s nothing more than a kid saying “it’s not true and it’s not our fault. Your study is flawed.” The 655k number may be wrong. Let’s assume it’s wrong by half or even wrong by an order of magnitude (as the UK asserts), does it change the fact that we invaded a sovereign nation under false pretenses and a large number of people paid the ultimate price as a result? When is the number small enough to be acceptable? 5,000? 50,000? 100,000?
Every day I see at least one incident where X number of people are killed by violent cause Y in Iraq. Here’s a Yahoo news search on “car bomb” – count ‘em up for a day of activity. One number it’s not is zero. Let’s get a plan together to select the least bad option to draw this to conclusion. There are no good options I can see. And current course and speed is likely the least good option. Let’s try something else.
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