In preparation for the Iraq war, the Pentagon’s war planners devised acomputer modeling program called “Bugsplat” to estimate the percentage of
civilian casualties that would result in a given bombing raid. Just before the “Shock
and Awe” assault on Baghdad began, Gen. Tommy Franks was informed of twenty-two
proposed bombing attacks that would result in what was described as “heavy
bugsplat.” He approved all twenty-two raids.
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