Last month, ComRes asked British adults how many Iraqi civilians they thought were killed in the Iraq war which started in 2003.
The results, for a lack of a better word, are shocking. To summarize:
44% estimated less than 5,000 Iraqis had died since 2003.
15% estimated between 5,000-10,000 had died.
Only 2% estimated over 1,000,000 had died, most likely the correct estimate.
I have said before people are not just corpses or numbers that make up a death toll. Humanizing war comes from recognizing the names and identities of the dead. However, ignorance of a mass death toll is unjustified and shameful.
Over a million people are likely to have died in the Iraq war, not to mention the horrific ramifications of war, psychologically, mentally, emotionally and physically, as well, the severe birth defects seen in Fallujah.
The Iraq War is a shameful chapter in human history that cannot be repeated. Being ignorant to the facts is unacceptable.
This infographic was created by Melanie Patrick. For more information, you can find the article here.