“Many anti-war activists fail to see much reason in debating the question of whether some tens of thousands more or less were killed in a war, because any person killed by war is one too many. But the following reflections are not about some minor inexactitudes; they are about an assessment of general magnitude that is of decisive political importance. A poll carried out by the Associated Press (AP) two years ago found that, on average, U.S. citizens believe that only 9,900 Iraqis were killed during the occupation.* With such distorted figures, outrage about the war is hardly to be expected. This state of affairs could be very different if the public were made aware that the actual number is likely to be more than a hundred times higher.”
*“Military/Civilian Deaths in Iraq Study,” AP/Ipsos Poll, February 24, 2007.
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