Another interesting Figure
From the Toronto Star:
War in Iraq rescued at least 250,000 from death
by Lewis MacKenzie, Major General (ret'd)
(...) Finally and most importantly, to those Iraqis who would otherwise be dead, are the cold hard mathematics of the body count. 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.