Chomsky, on War Crimes [in Iraq]

In the only poll (to my knowledge) in which people were asked to estimate the number of Vietnamese deaths, the mean estimate was 100,000, about 5% of the official figure; the actual toll is unknown, and of no more interest than the also unknown toll of casualties of U.S. chemical warfare. The authors of the study comment that it is as if college students in Germany estimated Holocaust deaths at 300,000, in which case we might conclude that there are some problems in Germany […].

Noam Chomsky, From chapter 2 of Failed States
The Abuse of Power and the Assualt on Democracy


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