- The kidnapping of a friend or a colleague: 7%.
- The kidnapping of a member of your family/relative: 11%.
- Fighting involving MNF troops: 7%.
- Militia violence: 9%.
- A car or suicide bomb: 9%
- The murder of a friend or a colleague: 12%.
- The murder of a member of your family/relative: 24%.
The average family size in Iraq is 6, or about 4 million families, 24% of that number would be the same as the best epidemiological estimates we have of excess mortality since the invasion of around 1 million, assuming no more than one family member was killed. That number, by the way, is about the same as last year's. Then again, polls and epidemiological surveys don't get responses from the millions of Iraqis who have fled the hellfire of death and destruction created by the invasion, so maybe I'm being a little over optimistic.
:: posted by buermann @ 2008-03-18 12:30:41 CST |