Image of the Day: Slow Genocide
Posted by terres on August 24, 2008
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“Don’t Murderers Still Hang in Texas?”
A girl carries a cooking pot filled with water on her head in Baghdad’s Sadr City August 14, 2008. Millions of Iraqis lack access to sufficient clean water and proper sewage five years after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Picture taken August 14. REUTERS/Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud. Image may be subject to copyright.
- About a billion liters of raw sewage is dumped into Baghdad waterways each day—enough to fill 370 Olympic-sized pools. (Reuters).
- Acute cases of diarrhea are three times more common in eastern Baghdad, where water service is most problematic, than in the rest of the city, the United Nations says. That side of the city has also seen a higher incidence of cholera. (Reuters).
War On Iraq: The Costs
- Number of Iraqis wounded: UNKNOWN
- Number of U.S. Military Personnel Used as Cannon Fodder (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,146
- Other Iraqi Invasion Coalition Troops deaths: 314
- As above, but in Afghanistan : 580
- Other Invasion Coalition Troops deaths: 363
- Number of foreign mercenaries killed and wounded in Iraq: UNKNOWN
- Total US Iraq War Casualties Plus Soldiers Evacuated: 65,137 ( as of 2/29/08 )
- Direct Cost of the War and Occupation of Iraq: $547,571,898,643
See the cost in your community
- The three trillion dollar war
- 2 million+ deaths in Iraqi Holocaust, Genocide
- The Three Trillion Dollar War (Video report)