Neil McEwan wrote:
> >> I note that Bill is too sensitive and tolerant to refer to "Christmas"
> >> rather than "Winter Solstice". Why doesn't his sensitivity -- and his
> >> concern for those murdered at Lockerbie -- extend to the Iraqi civilians
> >> who've just been slaughtered at his say-so? What a bloody hypocrite.
> >Has anyone seen any hard figures? number of casualties?
> Western observers on the scene have reported seeing an influx of burn
> victims in Iraqi hospitals -- it's possible that these people were just
> smoking in bed and got careless, but I think a more likely explanation
> would be the powerful explosives raining down on their neighbourhoods.
The International Red Cross reported about 35 dead civilians, and about
70 severly wounded. The Iraqi government speaks of hundreds of dead and
wounded. The US government did not mention any civilian casualties. It's
your choice whom you like to believe.
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