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Erasing Iraq: The Human Costs of Carnage

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For nearly two decades, the US and its allies have prosecuted war and aggression in Iraq. Erasing Iraq shows in unparalleled detail the devastating human cost.

Western governments and the mainstream media continue to ignore or play down the human costs of the war on Iraqi citizens This has allowed them to present their role as the benign guardians of Iraqi interests. The au
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Paperback, 264 pages
Published May 3rd 2010 by Pluto Press (first published 2010)
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Danae Hudson
Mar 20, 2012 Danae Hudson rated it it was amazing
I find it interesting that I finished this book today, the 9th anniversary of "shock and awe." This book is important. And it's important for reasons that book itself sums up. I was shocked to read about the embedded journalists and the statistical drama. In the end though, the reason I highly recommend this book comes from the book itself:

"But behind every comma, zero, every '1,' '10,' and '100,' is a human life as real as yourself, your best friend, mother or father. Whether crushed under the
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Sep 18, 2014 Mustafa Abbas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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