LONDON (AFP) — More than one million Iraqis have died because of the war in Iraq since the US-led invasion of the country in 2003, according to a study published Wednesday.
A fifth of Iraqi households lost at least one family member between March 2003 and August 2007 due to the conflict, said data compiled by London-based Opinion Research Business (ORB) and its research partner in Iraq, the Independent Institute for Administration and Civil Society Studies (IIACSS).
The highest rate of deaths throughout the country occurred in Baghdad, where more than 40 percent of households had lost a family member.
According to a July 2007 estimate by the United States, Iraq's population is around 27 million.
Just try to comprehend it a moment.
Then go read the whole article and try and comprehend that.
40% of households have lost a family member in Baghdad due to this totally fucking illegal invasion and occupation... Try to comprehend living in that situation.
I can't... I just go blank and numb trying to think about it.
(hat'tip to cryptogon)