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Jul 19, 2005 3:36 pm

The Bloody Legacy of the U.S. Invasion

A BBC story led me to a new report (pdf) from Iraq Body Count in association with Oxford Research Group on post-invasion civilian deaths in Iraq. The report states that nearly 25,000 civilians have died violently in Iraq since the US-led invasion in March 2003, and that 37% of all non-combatant deaths were caused by US-led forces.

This is the first detailed account of all non-combatants reported killed or wounded during the first two years of the continuing conflict. It is based on comprehensive analysis of over 10,000 media reports published between March 2003 and March 2005. Read it, or at least read the summary. Republicans have their talking points. This is one of ours.

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