Iraq civilian casualties

John Faulkner, ALP, as reported on Margo Kingston’s Webdiary:

Today I wish to place on record some facts about the civilian casualties of the Iraq War. … But here is a number you won’t hear from this government: 16,389. That is the number of verifiable civilian deaths reported by at least two independent news sources and recorded in the “Iraq Body Count” project, a volunteer, not-for-profit effort to record civilian casualties. … The survey results suggest that even excluding Falluja, 98,000 more Iraqis died as a result of the invasion of Iraq than would have if the invasion had not taken place.

That this was tabled in parliament is a fairly strong move – especially given Labor’s relative lack of enthusiasm in going after the government in this regard.