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Thursday, October 27, 2005

"American debacle"

To date the number of civilians reported killed by military intervention in Iraq, is estimated to fall between 26,732 and 30,098.

The number of fatalities among personnel of the US-led Coalition forces in Iraq reached today 2005 soldiers.

The number of American soldiers wounded in Iraq is estimated between 15000 and 42,500. For more detail see also this site

This makes a recent commentary by Zbigniew Brzezinski quite timely.

Brzezinski, national security advisor to President Carter, notes that

Some 60 years ago Arnold Toynbee concluded, in his monumental "Study of History," that the ultimate cause of imperial collapse was "suicidal statecraft." Sadly for George W. Bush's place in history and — much more important — ominously for America's future, that adroit phrase increasingly seems applicable to the policies pursued by the United States since the cataclysm of 9/11”.

A very interesting commentary.

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