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  •  I can't help but wonder what a little simple math (5+ / 0-)

    would do to the 100,000 figure.

    We've been in Iraq for 5 years.  That gives us around 20 to 30k deaths per year.

    What have our troop levels been over those years?

    What do we know about the use of ammo?

    Then add in the bombings.

    That number starts to seem quite low to me.

    Do we keep any kind of record on our soldiers who have shot and killed another person?

    I would think from a mental health perspective we would want to know who is dealing with the reality of having to take another person's life.

    Maybe I just don't know enough about how the military works.

    •  ADDITIONAL DEATHS include disease/starvation. (2+ / 0-)
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      samddobermann, ibonewits

      Violent deaths are a major factor.

      INFANT MORTALITY RATE is the key indicator as to what is going on.

      The CIA lied steadily. They had IMR declining every year of the occupation.

      Doublethink.

      BTW: U.S. IMR is around 7/1,000. Afghanistan is running 165/1,000.

      Iraq likely went sky high 2004-2007.

      Droogie is as Droogie does....

      by vets74 on Fri Nov 28, 2008 at 06:31:51 AM PST

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