LUCAS, James (2007): "The total number of Iraqi deaths that are a result of our current Iraq War is 654,000, of which 600,000 are attributed to acts of violence, according to Johns Hopkins researchers”
James A. Lucas (US writer) on post-WW2 US wars (2007): “But we must continue our efforts to develop understanding and compassion in the world. Hopefully, this article will assist in doing that by addressing the question “How many September 11ths has the United States caused in other nations since WWII?” This theme is developed in this report which contains an estimated numbers of such deaths in 37 nations as well as brief explanations of why the U.S. is considered culpable…. The overall conclusion reached is that the United States most likely has been responsible since WWII for the deaths of between 20 and 30 million people in wars and conflicts scattered over the world…. Just as the end of the Cold War emboldened the U.S. to attack Iraq in 1991 so the attacks of September 11, 2001 laid the groundwork for the U.S. to launch the current war against Iraq. While in some other wars we learned much later about the lies that were used to deceive us, some of the deceptions that were used to get us into this war became known almost as soon as they were uttered. There were no weapons of mass destruction, we were not trying to promote democracy, we were not trying to save the Iraqi people from a dictator. The total number of Iraqi deaths that are a result of our current Iraq War is 654,000, of which 600,000 are attributed to acts of violence, according to Johns Hopkins researchers.” (James A. Lucas, Deaths In Other Nations Since
WW II Due To US Interventions”, Countercurrents, 24 April, 2007 : http://www.countercurrents.org/lucas240407.htm ).