Friday, November 19, 2004

Death tolls

One thing that visiting Hiroshima did was put some things into perspective....


Nearly 200,000 people died as a result of the Atomic Bomb dropped by the United States on Hiroshima (excluding the victims at Nagasaki).


The September 11 death toll was 3021.


Now, while every loss of life is a tragedy, there really is just no comparison.


According to a CNN tally, 1,129 coalition troops from 15 nations have died in Iraq. (Dated 8 September 2004)

Though, this pales into comparison with: http://www.iraqbodycount.net/


A good discussion, with many valid points on this topic can be found at:
http://www.lies.com/wp/2003/05/24/more-data-on-the-iraqi-civilian-death-toll/
(I do realise that these topics are very complex and many issues must be taken into consideration. )

1 comment:

shakkai said...

An additional thought...

We learn as parents that using physical punishment teaches children that if you are bigger or stronger, we can make people do what you want.

What are we teaching the Iraqi people (and the world for that matter)??

How many terrorists is the war in Iraq creating??