Thursday, September 27, 2007

Last of the Iraqis - 4 - The Black Heart

About 1,000,000 deaths and 1,500,000 Injured Iraqi civilians since the beginning of the war in 2003, an estimation of 4,000,000 Iraqis have been displaced with 2,200,000 fled out of the country and the rest are refugees inside their own torn country (I believe the real number of Iraqis outside Iraq is greater than this).
Great numbers, right? a lot of zeros, a lot of grief and sadness, a lot of humiliation, a lot of black clothes, rivers of tears and many shocking stories, it's not just numbers. Just count all the people you knew throughout your life, not only the ones you talk to, but all the people you know, what their count will be? 500 or may be 1000? let's say 1000. Can you imagine that all the people you know are only 0.1% of the civilian casualties in Iraq.

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