I can’t even begin to wrap my brain around the death that the United States is responsible for over in Iraq.
While posting a comment to another post, I came across information about the number of deaths that can be attributed to the United States’ involvement in Iraq since 1991.
9/11 was a tragedy, 2,752 deaths in one day.
Take the anguish you felt and now imagine that event (2,752 deaths) occurring every two weeks in New York State and New Jersey for a period of 15 years. (New York and New Jersey have a combined population close to Iraq’s population.)
Wow, that hurts. Over a million unnecessary deaths.
According to the UNICEF, over 500,000 people, mostly children and the elderly have died between 1991 – 1999 as a result of sanctions against Iraq. According to a study published in the Lancet, over 650,000 Iraqis have died unnecessarily since the 2003 invasion of Iraq. While many people attempt to debunk this study, it is the best attempt to accurately measure the deaths in Iraq as a result of U.S. actions.
So, it looks like over 1 million unnecessary deaths in 15 years, due to the United States’
involvement in Iraq. This doesn’t even address the injuries and lifetime disabilities inflicted upon Iraqis.
Are you ashamed yet?