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Kimura
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posted 11 December 2003 09:22 AM      Profile for Kimura     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's Health Ministry has ordered a halt to a count of civilians killed during the war and told its statistics department not to release figures compiled so far, the official who oversaw the count told The Associated Press today.

But Iraq's health minister denies any order was given. Claims he wasn't even aware such a study existed. Apparently news media and human rights organizations were well aware of it and have been anticipating the results since the summer.

Somebody's lying...

[ 11 December 2003: Message edited by: Kimura ]


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Jingles
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posted 11 December 2003 05:05 PM      Profile for Jingles     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Henceforth, Iraqi casualties will no longer be referred to as "killed", as focus groups have shown that the term "killed" can evoke negative feelings among consumers.

Preferred terms will be "liberated", "freed", "sent to be with Jesus", or "saved".


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