Iraq War Deaths Ten Times Greater Than Reported, Pentagon Official Admits
The deaths in the Iraq war are TEN TIMES the figures released by the Bush regime. This is in line with one of my own sources, who had told me the same thing TWO YEARS AGO.
IRAQ WAR DEATHS TEN TIMES GREATER THAN REPORTED, PENTAGON OFFICIAL ADMITS
by INN World Report (August 25, 2006)
Al Jazeera reports that the Pentagon has been following a deliberately deceitful policy since the beginning of the Iraq invasion. Yesterday a senior Pentagon official confirmed, on the condition of anonymity, that the actual death toll of US service personnel as of May 1, 2006, in Iraq was in excess of 12,000.
The real number of casualties -- i.e., those unable to return to active service -- is in excess of 150,000.
However, the official Department of Defense death count for Iraq, as reported today, is 2,618 US Military fatalities and 19,323 casualties.
On June 29, 2005, the Veterans Administration admitted to the US Congress that there were over 103,000 US military casualties from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
The official figure at the time was showing only 13,000 casualties.
The Pentagon's refusal to be honest and open about the human cost in Iraq led several members of the Republican Party who are members of the US Congress to write to George Bush.
In the letter, they stated that there have been more than 50,000 cases of mental trauma.
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The following sources were used in the creation of this Kentroversy Paper . . .
The Flag-Draped Coffins at Dover Air-Force Base (361 Photos Total) (April 22, 2004)
Hiding Our War Dead. Italy Publicly Honors Its War Dead, America Hides Its Dead (March 23, 2005)
INN World Report (August 25, 2006)
Dover Air-Force Base
Iraq War Deaths
Photos of Military Coffins
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Soldier Deaths Understated