Counting The Dead

A new tally of the human toll of the Iraq war:

It appears that there were some 100,000-120,000 Iraqi deaths during the war, with a quarter or more of them hostiles (terrorists and others opposing the new Iraqi government or foreign troops.) The fact that over 90 percent of the dead were adult males is also an indication of warfare, not just random killing. Most of the women and children killed were the result of car or truck bombs in crowded places, or kids playing near where a roadside bomb was planted.

43 percent of these casualties were revenge executions of Sunnis by Shiites in the chaos and mayhem that the incompetent occupation precipitated.