- - - - - - - - - - - - -

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

US war dead toll in Iraq hits 4,000

US war dead toll in Iraq hits 4,000
The death toll of US soldiers in Iraq has reached 4,000, days after the fifth anniversary of a war that President George W Bush says the United States is on track to win. The deaths came on a day when the US-protected "Green Zone", the government and diplomatic compound in central Baghdad, was hit by repeated rocket and mortar fire, part of an upsurge in violence in the capital and elsewhere.

We know exactly how many Americans die, but we have no idea of how many we’ve killed, weird isn’t it, the figures for ‘them’ range from 80 000 to over a million, isn’t that a large discrepancy? Isn’t it manners for us to at least keep a credible tally of how many human beings we in the West are murdering since invading Iraq on a bunch of lies? Isn’t it churlish of us? Those who die for the Empire are heralded as Heroes, those who die because of the Empire are always forgotten and only remembered in the radicalized fury of those faceless millions living under occupation, oh we are sowing a bitter harvest.


Post a Comment

<< Home