10.17.2009

let them stay reason # 5: because iraq is an environmental disaster

The sixth of a ten-part series: top ten reasons why US Iraq War Resisters should be allowed to stay in Canada.

Reason # 5: from Rex Wyler, ecologist, author and Vietnam War resister.





Reason # 6 from Naomi Klein, award-winning author, filmmaker, activist, Canadian. Daughter of war resister.

Reason # 7 from Olivia Chow, Member of Parliament.

Reason # 8 from Bill King, musician, producer, Vietnam war deserter.

Reason # 9 from Maude Barlow of the Council of Canadians.

Reason # 10 from Alex Neve of Amnesty International.

Here's 85,000 more reasons. The Iraqi government has released its first official death toll report. It says 85,000 Iraqis were killed from 2004 to 2008.

Other ongoing sources for civilian death tolls: Iraq Body Count, invasion of Iraq casualties on Wikipedia.

2 comments:

redsock said...

It says 85,000 Iraqis were killed from 2004 to 2008.

That number is very selective.

It does not include "insurgents, or foreigners ... And it did not include the first months of the war after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. ...

The tolls measure only violent deaths ... They exclude indirect factors such as damage to infrastructure, health care and stress that caused thousands more to die.

L-girl said...

Yes, it's a very conservative number. Even given that, 58,000 USians died in the Vietnam War, and most Americans consider that quite a lot. Think of a conservative number of 85,000. It's a lot.