What's a few hundred thousand dead Iraqis?


Let's see. George Bush puts casualties from the Iraq war at about 30,000. A new study by Johns Hopkins, MIT and others puts the figure as high as 655,000. Most Iraqis blame us for the bloody mayhem gripping their country, and the headless bodies keep turning up on the streets.

Who do you believe? The people who told us the "deadenders" would be disheartened when Saddam's sons were killed? When Saddam himself was captured? When Iraqis voted on a constitution? When the U.S. killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi? The people who have given us three reasons â?? weapons of mass destruction, links to terrorism, democratizing the Middle East â?? to date, for invading a country that never threatened us?

Or do you think maybe a bunch of scientists using accepted research methods just might be a little closer to the truth?


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.