Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Game over for the supporters of 'Shock and Awe'

According to a study published in today's Lancet http://www.thelancet.com/, an estimated 655 000 more Iraqis have died as a consequence of the March 2003 military invasion of Iraq than would have been expected in a non-conflict situation.
No doubt in the comment pages of tomorrow's Times we will read how the study is deeply flawed/biased/left-wing/. But it really is game over for those who propagandised for this wicked, wicked war.
Every single justification for the invasion of Iraq in 2003 has been torn to shreds. There were no WMD in Iraq, neither did Saddam have any programs to make any. There was no Iraqi link with al Qaida. And how can a war be described as 'humanitarian' when 650,000 people have been killed since hostilities began?

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