Re: IRAQ WAR DEATH TOLL!!
This website might have some information to start with.
You can translate it here http://babelfish.altavista.com
if you need to, it's Spanish.
The Cuban news agency Prensa Latina reported on Thursday that official US reports on Iraq reflect less than half the numbers of soldiers killed in that war of aggression, according to an article published that day by El Diario-La Prensa online in New York.
An article datelined San Juan, Puerto Rico, says that troops under the US command have suffered at least 4,076 fatal casualties over 799 days of action.
The information markedly contrasts with reports published by the authorities in Washington, which focus on the fallen wearing US uniforms, which totals 1,649, the article notes.
It refers to the difficulties encountered by the Puerto Rican government in obtaining a figure of total Puerto Rican casualties during the present war.
Even more difficult are estimates of the wounded, which the U.S. acknowledges are in excess of 12,600 troops, and the so-called medical casualties, about which only scraps of information emerge.
Congressman Josť Serrano, a New York Democrat, and Anيbal Acevedo Vilل, former colonial governor of Puerto Rico, managed to obtain a partial list enabling them to establish that almost 200 casualties of troops just from the small island of Puerto Rico, a colonial territory of the US, occurred last year, between dead and wounded.
Before anyone jumps on me and says you can't trust this site or that site, I have yet to find any source of information on the Iraq war that I can trust.
Even if a site for families that have lost someone was created I'm not sure how you would get everyone/most to register and to make sure the data was accurate. Fax in their copies of death or injury letters they get, create an online viewable database searchable. Have a photo and a description? Kind of like one of those online dating websites but all the people are dead or injured. It would help many families get their stories out and get attention on the news causing more people to sign up. Just have to authenticate their stories.
Maybe there are 3,000+ families out there who have lost someone and they think they are part of the 1600+ we hear about on TV. The coffins are flown in at night under great secrecy. Who knows what happens to the multinational mercenaries, dumped in mass graves maybe?