Ungodly Politics

"Announcing your plans is a good way to hear god laugh." - Al Swearingen

Tuesday, April 13, 2004  

Mail and Guardian Online: Half the Iraqis killed were civilians: "Half the Iraqis killed in the United States offensive in the town of Fallujah were women, children and elderly people, a mediator said on Tuesday, but US officials insisted they take all precautions to avoid non-combatants.

Fouda Rawi, a senior member of the Iraqi Islamic Party that is spearheading efforts to negotiate a ceasefire in the city west of Baghdad, quoted hospital sources as saying more than 600 Iraqis had been killed and 1 250 wounded.

'Among those killed were 160 women, 141 children and many elderly,' he said, providing the first precise figures on the number of civilian deaths from the nearly week-long offensive."

According to my calculations, that means that a mercenary is now equal to just over 35 children. So long as they're Iraqi children.

posted by lazarus | 08:12 | |
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