Friday, May 25, 2007

Garrison from above

Nick Turse is trying to get a better handle on the "aerial occupation" of Iraq, a topic that is hardly covered in the media. This is a rather curious and startling omission, since air strikes are one of the biggest killers of the war, if not the biggest.

At one point, Turse quotes Les Roberts, one of the figures behind the Lancet surveys of Iraq mortality, who notes that their research suggested that, "In the first couple of years of the war...there were more deaths from bombs dropped by our planes than there were deaths from roadside explosives and car bombs."