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Thursday, October 28, 2004

it depends on what the meaning of “world” is

i’ve been beaten over the head by my president for months about how america… and the world… are safer1 since we’ve invaded iraq.

“The risk of death from violence in the period after the invasion was 58 times higher than in the period before the war,” Les Roberts and his colleagues said in the report which compared Iraqi deaths during 14.6 months before the invasion and the 17.8 months after it.

the study suggests that “safer” in iraq is definitely an open question.

iraq body count has between 14160 and 16289 at the moment.

maybe iraq isn’t part of the world as defined by the bush administration?

1 President’s Remarks at the 2004 Republican National Convention [september 2, 2004], President’s Remarks at Victory 2004 Rally in St. Cloud, Minnesota [september 16, 2004], U.S., World Safer Since September 11th, 2001, Bush Says [july 12, 2004], and so many, many more.

posted by roj at 1:14 pm