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    http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2007/01/16/un-iraq.html
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    34,452 civilians killed last year in Iraq: UN
    Last Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 | 11:51 AM ET
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    Nearly 35,000 civilians were killed last year in Iraq, the United Nations said Tuesday, a sharp increase from the numbers reported previously by the Iraqi government.

    Gianni Magazzeni, the chief of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, said 34,452 civilians were killed and 36,685 were wounded last year.

    Earlier estimates had put the number killed at more than 12,000.

    When asked about the discrepancy, Magazzeni said the UN figures were compiled from information obtained through the Iraqi Health Ministry, operations centres at hospitals across the country and other agencies.

    "Without significant progress in the rule of law, sectarian violence will continue indefinitely and eventually spiral out of control," he warned.
    The Canadian Press, 2006

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    I've spoken to some Iraqis on campus about Saddam's hanging and they've said that it was a mistake. That while Saddam was a tyrant, the country ran "smoothly" and people knew what not to do (or die in a tire fire).

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    Saddam was brutal in the old-fashioned tribal sense, but he ran a secular dictatorship where the bureacracy was entrenched. The biggest mistake the Americans made was firing and dismantling all the infrastructure that makes a society work. But then, they were hoping to privatize the entire country (which they have done to some extent) with mega corporations like Halliburton first in line at the trough. Can anyone say conflict of interest? (Cheney)

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    Mutiply that figure by 10 and then I might consider believing this story.
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    ^^True. Yesterday alone more than 70 professers and students, mostly women, were killed at Bagdhad Univeristy.

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