Do I remember well that it all started with Bush telling the American people that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction? Well, he didn’t but destruction indeed ensued.
This staggering reminder that deadly violence is an everyday reality in Baghdad was recently tweeted by a senior program officer at the Institute for War & Peace Reporting. Between when the U.S. invaded in 2003 and 2010, few parts of the city avoided death, according to U.S. military data leaked by Wikileaks in 2010 and published in The Guardian. The civilian death toll in Iraq since the U.S. invasion has since climbed, and now sits somewhere between 160,271 and 179,149, according to the data from the researchers and analysts who run the website Iraq Body Count.
via Huff Post