When America liberates peoples
"With the US preparing to either fully withdraw from Iraq at the end of the year or at minimum cut down to a "residual" force of about 12,000, events in Iraq don't get anywhere near the attention they used to. But the findings by Dr. Madelyn Hsiao-Rei Hicks and her colleagues deserve attention, because of what they say about Iraq's recent past and it's looming future. The report documented 1,003 suicide attacks in Iraq between 2003-10, which killed 12,284 civilians and injured a further 30,644. The Lancet authors found 108,624 civilian deaths from violence of all kinds in the period. To put that in perspective by adjusting for population, that would be equivalent to 1 million Americans killed in a seven-year period. And the violence has continued."