Truth to Power

Bush figure “ridiculous” on Iraqi deaths

Veteran reporter says 3,000-4,000 Iraqis killed every month

MADRID, Jan 18, 2006 (PG) – Between 3,000 and 4,000 Iraqis are killed every month, rendering “ridiculous” US President George W. Bush’s estimate of about 30,000 civilian casualties since the start of the war, veteran British journalist Robert Fisk said Wednesday.

…One of the few reporters to interview Osama bin Laden, Fisk said Al-Qaeda’s creator was initially supported by Washington in the same way that Saddam Hussein was once backed by the Americans.

“Most of the people we hate we actually created,” he said. </i>


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