Latest figures from the UN in Iraq show a total of 34,452 civilians were killed in the country last year and 36,685 wounded as a result of sectarian violence and unrest.
In its latest update Tuesday, the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq, UNAMI published figures for November and December which showed 6,376 civilians were killed and 6,875 were wounded.
This shows a very slight fall compared with the previous four months when the violence heightened.
UNAMI figures showed 6,599 people were killed in July and August with numbers peaking in September and October when more than 7,000 people died, the majority in Baghdad.
The report said the situation remained 'particularly bad' in Baghdad where most bodies bore signs of torture.
Revenge killings, lack of accountability for past crimes and impunity for current human rights violations were identified as the 'root causes' of the violence.
'It is essential that the State and Government of Iraq are seen as united in their efforts to contain and eventually eradicate sectarian violence.' said the report.
This was the only way 'to ensure the rule of law' and remove the 'popular basis for the perpetrators of this violence
How many more must die to avenge 9-11? Iraq & the Iraqi people had NOTHING to do with 9-11
George W. Bush proclaims himself a born-again Christian. However, Bush and fellow self-anointed neo-Christians like Tom DeLay, John Ashcroft, and sports arena Book of Revelations carnival hawker Franklin Graham appear to wallow in a "Christian" blood lust cult when it comes to practicing the teachings of the founder of Christianity. This cultist form of Christianity, with its emphasis on death rather than life, is also worrying the leaders of mainstream Christian religions, particularly the Pope.
One only has to check out Bush's record as Governor of Texas to see his own preference for death over life. During his tenure as Governor, Bush presided over a record setting 152 executions, including the 1998 execution of fellow born-again Christian Karla Faye Tucker, a convicted murderer who later led a prison ministry. Forty of Bush's executions were carried out in 2000, the year the Bush presidential campaign was spotlighting their candidate's strong law enforcement record. The Washington Post's Richard Cohen reported in October 2000 that one of the execution chamber's "tie-down team" members, Fred Allen, had to prepare so many people for lethal injections during 2000, he quit his job in disgust.
Bush mocked Tucker's appeal for clemency. In an interview with Talk magazine, Bush imitated Tucker's appeal for him to spare her life - pursing his lips, squinting his eyes, and in a squeaky voice saying, "Please don't kill me." That went too far for former GOP presidential candidate Gary Bauer, himself an evangelical Christian. "I think it is nothing short of unbelievable that the governor of a major state running for president thought it was acceptable to mock a woman he decided to put to death," said Bauer.
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