Remember General Tommy Franks? He was Commander in Chief, US Central Command, and oversaw the US-led military invasion of Iraq in March 2003. He's the guy who said: We don't do body counts.
Well, someone else does do body counts: Iraq Body Count.
Min: 22,850; Max: 25,881 people
Injured? 45,000 people
That's the period March 2003-March 2005.
Say, 24,500 people dead. Mostly civilians. 45,000 people injured. Mostly civilians. A lot permanently maimed or disfigured. Traumatized physically and/or psychologically. Mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, grandchildren, friends, acquaintances, colleagues. Shot, bombed, blown up. First, by invading forces. To be joined later by insurgents, and criminals.
Sad, sad, sad.