800 a month. 26 every day.

You hear about how many people were killed on a daily basis in Iraq by the insurgency, but have you ever actually added them all up? Luckily for you, the New York Times has people who’ll do that for you, and the total they’ve come up with is 800 civilians per month have been killed between August, 2004 and May, 2005.
According to the Iraqi Interior Minister, approximately 12,000 Iraqis are not leading better lives since the American occupation — because they’re dead. That’s an approximation. A study last year upped the number of civilian dead to as many as 100,000.
This number doesn’t include deaths caused by American and Iraqi soldiers in military offenses, at checkpoints or on raids. The Bush administration and the Pentagon have deliberately avoided posting body counts, and another online resource puts the numbers between 22,000 and 25,000 civilian dead.

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