Kucinich Requests DOD Release Number of Iraqi Casualties
Of course I don't expect the DOD to have these figures any more than I expect them to find WMD. I'm just curious how the evasion tactics work here.
WASHINGTON - April 21 - In a letter to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH) requested that the Department of Defense release the total number of Iraqi casualties incurred in the war in Iraq.
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Kucinich, Ranking Member on the House Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations stated in the letter:
"Now that the combat phase of the war has ended, it is critical that the full extent of losses be calculated. While it may be difficult to account for the exact number of Iraqi combatants killed in battle, the number of Iraqi civilians killed and injured in the conflict should be released."
"It is important that this information be released," stated Kucinich today after sending the letter. "The United States owes it to the people of Iraq and the world community to make this information public."