The Nation revisits the question: How many Iraqis have died from Bush’s Iraq war?
Answer: About one million.
[B]etween 800,000 and 1.3 million “excess deaths” as we approach the six-year anniversary of this war.
That’s a lot of Hegelian commas.
As a reminder, here’s what then-President Bush (in 2006) said about the bloodshed in Iraq:
I like to tell people when the final history is written on Iraq, it will look like just a comma because there is—my point is, there’s a strong will for democracy.
In a way, of course, Bush is right—that is, if he is comfortable being right with Stalin, who famously said:
One death is a tragedy; a million deaths are a statistic.
And what about the American deaths? “Oh, momma, I died for a comma?”: