From Crooks and Liars in the USA: Republican presidential candidate
McCain admits “hundreds of thousands” Iraqi deaths
By: SilentPatriot on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008 at 6:45 AM – PDT
During the last two minutes or so of his interview with David Letterman Tuesday night, John McCain got asked some tough questions, including one about the grotesque number of Iraqis killed or displaced because of his Bush’s War.
Letterman: 4,000 American men and women soldiers dead since we went into Iraq. Another 30,000 wounded. Untold Iraqis dead. We rarely hear that number. What would that number be? A quarter of a million? Half a million?
McCain: It’s hard to make these estimates, but it’s in the hundreds of thousands, obviously.
That is still lower than the reliable estimates of over a million Iraqis dead. However, at least McCain admits here that the Bush administration’s far lower figures are not true.
McCain is on record about a hundred years of United States war in Iraq still to come. If, according to his estimate, five years of war have meant, say 300, 000 dead Iraqis, then 100 years of war will mean 6 million dead Iraqis. And 80,000 dead Unites States soldiers. Presumed that there will be no further escalation; like attacking Iran (see also here), etc. etc.
McCain bows to right wing, keeps GOP platform on same-sex marriage untouched: here.