September 20, 2002
Alternet: We, the people, can stop a war
We've got to convince them that the United States has absolutely no justification for a preemptive strike that could, according to Pentagon figures, kill some 10,000 Iraqi civilians and many of our own young men and women.I really want to find the source for this, if only to find the web site where the Pentagon talks about how many civilians it is going to kill before it flat out denies doing so. 100,000 Iraqi soldiers were killed in the first gulf war, though information on civilian casualties is not as easy to find. Lots of news outlets reported on "reports of civilian casualties," but there doesn't appear to have been a lot of follow up coverage.