War In Iraq
March 26, 2007
In the four years since the launch of the “shock and awe” military campaign just before dawn on March 20, 2003, Iraq has descended into a sectarian hell that has left tens of thousands of civilians dead.
Observers point out that the United States’ war in Iraq has been longer than its involvement in World War II.
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Estimates of Iraqi civilian casualties in the past four years vary widely, but the Iraq Body Count website’s figure of 58,800 is among the more conservative. The Baghdad government said 1,440 people were killed in January alone.
At least 3,203 American, 132 British and 124 other coalition soldiers have also died since the invasion.
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