Friday, June 03, 2005
On this day:

Not 100,000

Civilian deaths are tragic, regardless of the number, but opponents of the liberation of Iraq consistently cite the 100,000 figure. How even and convenient. Except that figure was a wild estimate taken from roughly a thousand households. Not exactly the best sample. Those who seek someone to blame may do well to point the finger at ruthless carbombers who, according to WaPo, are murdering about 20 people a day. Washington post: Iraq Puts Civilian Toll at 12,000 -- Insurgency Claiming About 20 People a Day By Ellen Knickmeyer