The counter of excess Iraqi deaths resulting of the U.S. war and occupation on the side bar of this blog just topped one million. I have no idea what that means.
All those people were someone's child, someone's brother, someone's spouse. And they are dead because our maniac President took advantage of people's historical trust in his office, of people's post-9/11 anxiety, of the weaknesses in our political system, to empower oil corporations and determined imperialists. And they are dead, in part, because the people of the United States have not yet cared enough to restrain our government.
And even if we do eventually tire of afflicting Iraq, those people will still be dead -- and Iraq will almost certainly suffer further bloody rounds of death while it reorganizes itself.
The counter is based on an extrapolation from a 2006 survey by the British medical journal The Lancet. Click on the counter to find out more. Click on the picture of Faiza Alaraji lower on the sidebar to learn about a project by Iraqis for Iraqi refugees of our war.