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Monday, January 07, 2008 

Stacking up the bodies.

The Grauniad writes in a leader about nuclear disarmament:

Henry Kissinger is among those in America calling for a nuclear-free world. The planet was lucky nuclear weapons were not used in the cold war, he says.

Perhaps he's more concerned about how a nuclear exchange could affect the tally of deaths in the responsibility stakes. The bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed around 200,000; his involvement in Vietnam, Cambodia, Chile and no doubt other wars brings his tally, even if indirectly, to around 5.2 million at the lowest estimate.

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