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iraqi civilian deaths

November 15th, 2004 · No Comments

Jim Rosenberg has posted a link to an article from yesterday’s The Japan Times which summarizes a recent study in The Lancet on the death count in the Iraq conflict.

“The central message of the remarkable Lancet report is clear: High civilian death tolls are inevitable when a modern high-tech army seeks to reduce its own casualties by fighting an urban counterinsurgency campaign remotely via air and long-range artillery strikes.

No matter how precise the weapons and accurate the targeting, using long-range ordinance against densely populated residential urban areas will always cause massive civilian casualties.”

This is the moral high ground of the current and continuing administration. Shock and awe, indeed!

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