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Senator Reid Asserts 1,000,000 Iraqis Dead In War

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The Democratic Majority Leader made this assertion in an interview published today:

Q: You disagree with the assessment President Bush and Gen. Petraeus put forth this week. How do you think the course should be changed?

A: All you have to do is look at what they said. Nothing has changed since the surge started. Today, now we learn that 1 million Iraqis have been killed since the war started. A million. That’s pretty hard to comprehend: 3,800 Americans, 30,000 wounded. More than 2,000 double amputees.

Senator Reid’s assertion may be based on this absurd “poll.”  (HT: Rawhide Reality).

The casual trafficking in casualty estimates that immediately become propaganda for our enemies is astonishing.  BDS strikes again.

Over 54 months, a million deaths mean an average of 18,518 deaths every month, or about 600 a day –every day for the last four and a half years.

Islamist radicals don’t need to make up outrages for their media machines to distribute.  Senator Reid has done it for them.

UPDATE:  In November of 2006, Iraq’s health minister estimated the numbers of Iraqi s killed since the war began as between 100,000 and 150,000.  But what’s a 600 % exaggeration when you are trying to cause political damage to George Bush?


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