Wikileaks Documents Show Anti-American Left Lied About Iraq War Deaths
“Be as a great mountain – he added – immovable before the attempts of some media to attack our unity, exaggerating the number of the victims and speaking of confessional war”.
Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani
September 26, 2007
The powerful and revered Iraqi spiritual leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani issued a statement in September, 2008, blasting the foreign press for, “Exaggerating about the reports of deaths and explosions and depicting them in a way as if tribal war is underway in Iraq.” It was the first time that the Ayatollah attacked the foreign press.
The good Ayatollah Ali Sistani was right.
The latest leaked Wikileaks documents show that the anti-American left and democrat-media complex lied about the total deaths in Iraq.
Estimated deaths in Iraq reported by the BBC
The documents also show that at least 23,000 insurgent terrorists were killed during the war, almost one-fourth of all deaths reported.
The whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks today released a trove of classified reports that it said documented at least 109,000 deaths in the Iraq war, more than the United States previously has acknowledged, as well as what it described as cases of torture and other abuses by Iraqi and coalition forces.
“The reports detail 109,032 deaths in Iraq, comprised of 66,081 ‘civilians’; 23,984 ‘enemy’ (those labeled as insurgents); 15,196 ‘host nation’ (Iraqi government forces) and 3,771 ‘friendly’ (coalition forces),” WikiLeaks said in a statement regarding the documents’ release. “The majority of the deaths (66,000, over 60 percent) of these are civilian deaths. That is 31 civilians dying every day during the six-year period.”
The new documents covered 2004 through 2009, WikiLeaks said, with the exception of May 2004 and March 2009.
These documents also suggest that more Iraqis died during the Clinton years than during the Bush years. In 1996 Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told reporters at 60 Minutes that Bill Clinton’s policy that resulted in 500,000 dead Iraqi children was worth it.