Monday, March 13, 2006

WE ALSO REMEMBER THE IRAQI DEAD

We are not reminded often enough of the toll this war has taken on the Iraqis. Although we cannot begin comprehend the suffering of the Iraqi people, as they live with the daily destruction of their families, friends and homeland, we feel we must at least bear witness, from far away though it is.

Here are two offerings that will be on display at VOICES AGAINST THE WAR: The faces of nine children, men and women who have been killed in this war along with facts and figures that place these faces into their appalling context.



To date, there have been at least 33,000 identified Iraqi deaths. It is estimated that there are nine times as many unidentified as identified dead.





For context, Southold Town, home to North Fork People of Conscience, has approximately 22,000 residents. Perhaps comparing this to the 33,000 identified Iraqi dead will help make the numbers seem more real.

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