1.2 Million Iraqi Civilian Deaths

Via: latimes.com

By: Tina Susman

According to the ORB poll, a survey of 1,461 adults suggested that the total number slain during more than four years of war was more than 1.2 million.

ORB said it drew its conclusion from responses to the question about those living under one roof: “How many members of your household, if any, have died as a result of the conflict in Iraq since 2003?”

There was no way to verify the number, because the government does not provide a full count of civilian deaths. Neither does the U.S. military.

ORB said its poll had a margin of error of 2.4%. According to its findings, nearly one in two households in Baghdad had lost at least one member to war- related violence, and 22% of households nationwide had suffered at least one death. It said 48% of the victims were shot to death and 20% died as a result of car bombs, with other explosions and military bombardments blamed for most of the other fatalities.

For documented deaths, see Iraq Body Count.

7 thoughts on “1.2 Million Iraqi Civilian Deaths

  1. off topic, but trip asked that i post this here at the zoo… didn’t want to be a “debbie downer” and put it on the party thread…

    check this out:

    For Immediate Release
    Office of the Press Secretary
    September 12, 2007

    Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Certain Terrorist Attacks

    Consistent with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency I declared on September 14, 2001, in Proclamation 7463, with respect to the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, New York, New York, the Pentagon, and aboard United Airlines flight 93, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the United States.

    Because the terrorist threat continues, the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001, last extended on September 5, 2006, and the powers and authorities adopted to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond September 14, 2007. Therefore, I am continuing in effect for an additional year the national emergency I declared on September 14, 2001, with respect to the terrorist threat.

    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/ news/ releases/ 2007/ 09/ 20070912-2.html

    Google News turns up no results for “Continuation of the National Emergency,” the name of the document. What’s going on here? Why no coverage of that?

    is this what we have become?…
    a constant state of “national emergency”?…

  2. well, admin., i don’t know how it happened that i copied it double (and that’s how it is at TP also, i just noticed), but if you would delete the duplicate parts, i won’t mind a bit…
    and it will help me look a bit more intelligent…

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