September 13, 2005

A little common sense would help...

I glad to see that the death-toll from Katrina will probably be far lower than estimated. But actually, one could have guessed that just from common sense (no, I didn't do so myself). 10,000 dead means a lot of corpses! Sit down and try counting to 10,000, and you will see what I mean.

There would have been rafts of bodies drifting around in the floodwaters. Log-jams of bodies. And there would have been pictures. All those helicopters flying around? They would have been snapping pictures of the dead. There was certainly demand for them...And it's hard to kill that many people; people are tougher than you think.

It's the same with that widely disseminated figure of 100,000 killed in the American occupation of Iraq. Statisticians have thoroughly debunked the number, though liars are still pushing it. But common sense tells us it's bogus. 100,000 bodies are hard to hide. There would be big piles of them lying around for significant periods of time. You can be sure Kevin Sites would have snapped pictures, and the MSM would have given them all possible publicity.

And 100,000 dead means at least a quarter of a million wounded! In a place the size of California. Where are they? I doubt if Iraq has even 10,000 hospital beds. There would be wounded people scattered everywhere.

Posted by John Weidner at September 13, 2005 10:34 AM
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