Funny how the BBC can make a report like this without once mentioning the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis murdered by Hussein's regime.....
"The number of civilians killed by violence in Iraq in the past year was the lowest since the 2003 US-led invasion, a rights group has said.
Iraq Body Count (IBC), which collates casualty reports, said deaths dropped by 15% from 2009 to just under 4,000.
It said two bombs exploded each day on average, each killing four people.
But the group warned the number may have reached an "impassable minimum", and that civilians were likely to die at a similar rate for years to come.
In its annual report, IBC said 3,976 people had died violently in Iraq over the past year, compared to 4,680 in 2009. Of the 2010 deaths, 66% were caused by insurgent bomb attacks.....
.....Overall, the group says 108,398 Iraqis have died in violence since 2003 - about one in every 1,000 people in the country. The figures are much higher than those reported by the Iraqi government."
That 108,000 over seven years equates to less than HALF the average number of killings committed in any one year by Hussein's regime & the 2010 figures are less than ons sixth of that.
Of course that kind of figuring doesn't interest the opponents of intervention because it fails to support their warped vision.
The reporter can't even get the numbers right either: if 108,398 represents one in every 1,000 Iraqis, then the population would be 108 million, rather than the 31 million it is in reality.
That is one in every 290.
The 2010 rate is one in every 7,900 - somewhat less than the one in 2,300 chance of being killed or seriously injured on the UK's roads......