There are some statistics which I have found which I believe truly show the importance of Iraqi occupation;
So far, roughly 55000 Iraqi civilians have died due to the war with a further 50000 - 100000 Iraqi insurgents killed.
316 casualties from non-US troops. 179 of which being British.
Does this sound like a war?
Since the start of the war, 141 journalists have been killed, 14 of which by American Forces.
Yes, 10% of the journalists killed in Iraq were killed by the US.
In fact, for every 12.8 British soldiers killed in Iraq - the Americans killed a journalist.
And one more;
'Iraqis without access to adequate water supplies - 70%'
That is fucking absurd !
This info is correct as of 23rd August 2010, take a look at the statistics.