Evidence presented at the trial of Saddam and elsewhere indicates that Saddam’s regime killed two million of his own people over the two decades before the U.S.-led invasion.
That works out to 100,000 murders a year.
Since the allied invasion in March of 2003 almost three years ago, 30,000 Iraqis have perished as a result of the war.
That means the sacrifice of more than 2,000 American and other coalition lives have rescued at least 250,000 Iraqis from extermination.
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