The already distressing body count referred to by Dick is only a minimum
measure of the damage caused by the war; in addition to deaths there are
injuries, destruction of buldiings and other vital economic infrastructure,
and also simply the psychological trauma of both suddenly finding oneself part
of a battlefield and the tremendous uncertainty about what will happen next.
Following 9/11 a large number of New Yorkers needed counseling. Driving a
substantial percentage of the entire Iraqi populace to the brink of insanity,
even if relatively few are actually killed should alos cause revulsion.
Michael H. Goldhaber
Richard Leigh wrote:
> If Michael is right, and I suspect that he is, one thing that will mount
> rapidly is the civilian body count. In fact, this will be a pretty good
> indicator of increasing frustration among the US/British forces, facing
> fedayeen (sp?) shooting out of civilian areas. The web site below presents
> a carefully reviewed assessment of civilian deaths (put together by an
> all-star cast), and is well worth a few minutes to be better prepared for
> the activities Michael recommends.
> All the best,
> Dick Leigh