Originally Posted by Cricket
did you include the number of iraqi people by the hands of saddam and the iraqis by the hands of the british and americans?
compare those death stats with the previous wars and tell me which war is the worst of all in history of britain and america alone? to me 1,000 people is just a stroll in the park compared to previous wars in world history.
Are you aware that most wars start out with small death numbers, then skyrocket big time later into the war?
the Vietnamese war, it didn't get too bad till a few years into it, then ka-boom! The death toll went through the roof. I'm not sure, but I believe the death toll in Vietnam tallied less in its first 3 or 4 years in comparison to the Iraq war now so far. Then when it skyrocketed, it was like 25,000 to 40,000 Americans per month. Though, I don't see that happening with Iraq but 1,000 American deaths is still a lot in the first 1 and half years of the war while there's an estimated 100,000 innocent Iraqi casualties as a result of the air strikes, and more.
In wars, we have to expect deaths.