Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), a Nobel Peace Prize-winning group of health professionals, released a report in March called ‘Body Count‘, which details the number of deaths that have been caused by the ‘war on terror’ waged by the Bush administration after 9/11.
Bush’s ‘war on terror’ sent a clear message that terrorist organisations and regimes would not be tolerated, and pre-emptive military operations would be embarked upon. But the corrosive term was abandoned by the UK in 2007, followed by the Obama administration six years later.
PSR forensically tallied the death counts from operations waged in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the results are startling. They calculated that at least 1.3 million people died as a result of the strategy.